By Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau.
The Zamfara state Police Command has confirmed the abduction of about five workers of
Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi local government area, Zamfara state in the early hours of today (Thursday).
Reacting the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Zamfar Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu said contrary to insinuations, no student of the school was abducted by the kidnappers.
Shehu said the Command at about 9.30 pm on Wednesday received a distress call that, unidentified number of Armed men entered into Government Girls secondary school Moriki in Zurmi local government area through the back fence of the school with intend to attack the school and abduct students.
“No student was abducted as earlier reported by some media. However, two caterers and three of their children were later discovered missing”, he said.
The Police Spokesman said the Command took swift action by sending a combined team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO of Zurmi was mobilised to the school to confront the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students hostels which made the bandits to retreat back to the bush.
He added that search and rescue operation team has been dispatched to the surrounding bushes for an extensive bush combing.
“Security has been beefed up in the school and its environment to forestall further happening”, he said.