Zamfara: Police Confirm Abduction, Claim No Students were Kidnapped in Girl School
The Zamfara state police command wishes to confirm that on 1st May 2019 at about 2130hrs, DPO Zurmi received a distress call that, unidentified number of Armed men entered into Government Girls secondary school Moriki in Zurmi LGA through the back fence of the school with intend to attack the school and abduct students.
On the spur of the moment, a combined team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO mobilised to the school who confronted the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students hostels, took a retreat back to the bush.
No student was abducted as earlier reported by some media. However, two 2 caterers and three 3 of their children were later discovered missing. The police is collaborating with the school authority to establish the whereabout of the missing persons. To this end, a search and rescue operation team has been dispatched to the surrounding bushes for an extensive bush combing. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the school and its environment to forestall further happening.
The Commissioner of Police Zamfara state Command uses this medium to call on members of the public to be very vigilant and report any suspicious character to the police for prompt response.
SP Mohammed Shehu
Police Public Relations officer,
For: Commissioner of police,
Zamfara state command