Six school girls and two teachers were on Thursday, abducted from Engravers College, Chikun LGA, Kaduna State, by unknown armed bandits.
Confirming the incident in statement issued by the Kaduna state Police command on Thursday, the spokesman of the command, DSP Yakabu Sabo, stated that the bandits gained entry into the boarding school around 4 a.m.
The statement read: “The Command received an information through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), toll gate, in the early hours of Thursday, October 3, 2019, at about 03:10hrs, that some armed men gained entry into the Engravers College, a boarding secondary school in a remote area near Kakau Daji village in Chikun L.G.A, and took away two staff of the college and six female students to unknown destination.
“On receipt of that information, the Command immediately mobilized combined teams of Anti-kidnapping, SARS, and conventional police to the area for possible rescue of the victims and arresting the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident. IGP’s Intelligent Respond team, IRT, has been contacted for technical support.
“The Command is using this opportunity to reiterate its call on all the private school proprietors within the State, to liaise with their nearest Police formation and promptly report incidents or suspicious persons around schools to forestall future occurrence of ugly incidents.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Ali Aji Janga,is assuring the general public that the Command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt.
“He equally called on the good people of the State not to relent in giving the Police prompt and useful information at all times.”