The Kaduna state police command says it has rescued 26 students abducted by armed bandits from the Bethel Baptist Secondary School Kujuma in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
The bandits had stormed the school in the early hours of today July 5, shooting sporadically before gaining access and abducting an unspecified number of students.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said on receiving the report of the unfortunate incident, a joint team of the Nigeria Police, Army and Navy Operatives were immediately mobilized to the area with a mission to rescue the abducted students unhurt.
”The Operatives gave the bandits a hot pursuit occasioned by a tactical application of weapons and succeeded in rescuing twenty six (26) students including a female teacher safely.
However, the rescue Operation is still ongoing to ensure that all victims are safely returned. Officers involved in the said operation are charged to ensure no stone is left unturned with a view to successfully accomplish the rescue mission since resources will be availed them without delay.”Jalige stated
He appealed to parents in the state not to be deterred by the recent bandits’ activities targeting schools and learning institutions as strategic measures will be put in place to forestall further occurrence of such dastardly acts of criminality against innocent children.