Bandits invade Zamafara school, abduct 73 students


The Zamfara police command has confirmed the abduction of 73 students by bandits in an attack from Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
The hoodlums were said to have invaded the school around 11am on Wednesday, and abducted the students to an unknown location.
The Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle has ordered the closure of all schools in the state following the incident.
The Zamfara state police command in a statement Wednesday by its spokesman
Mohammed Shehu, said 73 students were abducted, adding that a team has been deployed to find and rescue the students.
The statement said, “The Zamfara state police command wishes to confirm the abduction of 73 students of Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun LGA. “The abduction followed the invasion of the school by large number of armed bandits that occurred today at exactly 1122hrs,” the statement reads.
“The command under the leadership of CP Ayuba N Elkanah has deployed search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.”
The statement also appealed to the general public, especially parents and relatives of the abducted students, to be patient and continue to pray for the success of the ongoing rescue operation.
“Security has also been been beefed up at Kaya Village and environs to forestall further attack on the communities,” he added.
“Further development will be made known to members of the public”, the statement said.
Zamfara is one of the states worst hit by criminal activities of bandits with communities being raided and people being killed or abducted almost on a daily basis.


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