File photograph of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has despatched extra police officers to Katsina State the place an assault on a secondary college by gunmen has left scores lacking with many feared kidnapped.
These further “operational and investigative assets” are to help the continued search and rescue operations following the assault.
“The deployment is sequel to the unfortunate attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by heavily armed men on 11th December 2020 which left some of the students missing,” an announcement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, stated.
Among further officers despatched to the state are personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and crack detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau.
They will present investigative help to the Katsina State Police Command.
“They are also to work in sync with the military and other law enforcement agents in coordinated efforts aimed at rescuing the students, hunting down the perpetrators, and bringing them to book,” Mba added.
Gunmen had stormed the boarding secondary college late on Friday night time, inflicting college students, lecturers, and employees members to flee for his or her lives. In the method, many have been feared kidnapped.
According to the police, investigations to date reveal that one of many attackers was killed and a policeman injured throughout the assault.
“The exact number of students missing cannot be ascertained at the moment as massive operations including investigations, search and rescue exercise are still ongoing,” Mba stated.
The assault has drawn condemnation from many together with President Muhammadu Buhari who has directed the reinforcement of safety of all colleges in response, and in step with the protected colleges coverage of the administration.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly bandits’ attack on innocent children at the Science School, Kankara,” the President stated, as quoted in an announcement launched by spokesman Garba Shehu.
“Our prayers are with the families of the students, the school authorities, and the injured.”
Shehu, in his assertion, stated the army has situated the bandits’ location and are within the strategy of retrieving the kidnapped college students.
“In the latest briefing received by the President from Governor Aminu Bello Masari, with whom he has been in touch, and the Army Chief of Staff, General Tukur Buratai, the military, supported by airpower has located the bandits’ enclave at Zango/Paula forest in Kankara and there has been exchange of fire in an ongoing operation,” the assertion learn partially.