The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 Students of Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun LGA.
NaijaNews reports that the police confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu.
According to Shehu, the State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba N Elkanah, has ordered the deployment of search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students
Elkanah appealed to the general Public especially parents and relatives of the abducted students to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the ongoing rescue operation.
Security has also been beefed up at Kaya Village and environ to forestall further attack on the communities.
Recall that this newspaper had earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be bandit terrorists on Wednesday morning abducted students.
The gunmen who came on motorcycles stormed the school shooting sporadically.
“There was an abduction of students just now in Kaya town, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara state. The gunmen who were in large number came to Kaya Junior Secondary School and abduct large number of students,” a source had said.
A teacher in the school told the BBC Hausa that he and others managed to escape by running away under the cover of farms near the school.
He disclosed that the bandits stormed the school in the hours of 11 am and 12 pm.