Zamfara: Police Speaks on Abduction of 5 Persons at Girls’ School

The Nigeria Police Force, Zamfara Command has confirmed that five persons were abducted at Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement released in Gusau on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu said no student was abducted.

“On the 1st May 2019 at about 2130hrs, DPO Zurmi received a distress call that the unidentified number of armed men entered Government Girls Secondary school Moriki through the back fence with intent to attack the school and abduct students.”

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He that the effort of a combined team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO mobilised to the school and confronted the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students’ hostels.

According to him, this forced the armed men took a retreat back to the bush.

While restating that no students were abducted as earlier reported by some media outfits; he, however, said, two caterers and three of their children were later discovered missing.

The PRO, therefore, assured that the police are collaborating with the school authority to establish the whereabouts of the missing persons.

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“A search and rescue operation team has been dispatched to the surrounding bushes for an extensive combing”, he added.

As a result of this incident, in order to avoid kidnap of schoolgirls which had been noted in Borno and Yobe states respectively, security has been beefed up in the school and its environs to forestall future occurrence.

This is happening on a day residents killed seven bandits in the palace of an Emir in Zamfara.

Shehu, therefore, called on members of the public to be very vigilant and report any suspicious character to the police for a prompt response.

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