Terrorists have abducted 73 students of Government Day Secondary School Kaya, in the Maradun Local government Area of Zamfara State, Police said on Wednesday.
Shehu Mohammed, Police spokesperson in the state confirmed the news in a statement issued Wednesday evening,
The police spokesperson said a large number of bandits, invaded the school on Wednesday, by 11:22 am and took the students away.
Shehu said that Ayuba N Elkanah, commissioner of Police in the state has “deployed a search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.”
He also relayed the commissioner’s appeal “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,” adding that security has been beefed up at Kaya village and environs in order to prevent further attacks
The State government had imposed a curfew on the state and ordered the closure of primary and secondary schools in the state, following the incident.