The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police, CP Ayuba Elkana said he was accompanied by strategic and tactical Commanders to visitv Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, following attack by suspected armed bandits at the school.
In a statement by spokesman of the command, Superintended of Police (SP) Mohammed Shehu, the bandits who were in large number came to the school at about midnight with intent to abduct large number of students and staff, but were heavily confronted by the Tactical Police Operatives who were alerted and responded to the scene on time. Unfortunately, a Police Inspector and two other civilian guards lost their lives while 15 students and four staff were abducted by the bandits.
According to him, “the police operatives while on extensive bush combing at the sarrounding areas rescued 3 staff who will be debriefed and medically examine before being reunited with their families.”
He said, the Commissioner of Police while at the school, held an emergency meeting where he assured the school management and the relations that the Police Command in Collaboration with other security agencies especially the Military are employing various search and rescue strategies in order to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students and staff currently in captivity.”
The CP further went round the school and assessed the existing security arrangements to enable more reinforcement be provided against further invasion.
The Provost of the school while briefing the Commissioner of Police commended the resilience of the Police operatives for standing their ground despite the abduction of 15 students and four staff.