Police confirm 26 students, teacher rescued by security agencies in kaduna


Joint security team comprising Police, Army , navy and others had rescued twenty six(26) students, teacher abducted by bandits in kaduna

It was reported that bandits had attacked Bethel Secondary School in Maramara, Chickun Local Government Area on the outskirts of the Kaduna State capital in the early hours this morning and whisked away unspecified number of students, teachers of the school

This was according to the spokesperson of the police command, ASP Mohammed Jalige

He said ” In the early hours of today Monday 5th July, 2021 at about 0143hrs the Command received a report that armed bandits in large number had gained access into Bethel Baptist Secondary School Kujuma in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

“They shot berserkly, overpowered the school’s security guards and made their way into the students hostel where they abducted an unspecified number of students into the forest.

“On the receipt of the unfortunate incident, a joint team of the Nigeria Police, Army and Navy Operatives were immediately mobilised 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”, he said.

Jalige however assured that the rescue Operation is still ongoing to ensure all victims are safely returned.

He further encouraged parents not to be deterred by the recent bandits’ activities in the state as strategic measures will be emplaced to forestall further occurrence of such dastardly act of criminality against innocent children

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