We are in hot pursuit of Kebbi bandits – Police

The Kebbi State Police Command says its men are in “hot pursuit” of the bandits who raided Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, on Thursday.

Daily Trust had reported how armed men broke into the school some hours ago.

Teachers and students were among those abducted while a policeman was shot dead.

In a statement, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, Police Public Relations Officer in Kebbi, said the attackers would be made to face the law.

“A combined team of Police operatives is currently in hot pursuit of bandits who today, June 17, 2021 attacked the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State. The team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Anti-kidnapping and Counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals.”

“The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, mni while condemning the attack which resulted in the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students has assured parents and guardians of students that the Command is following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers.

“Following the attack, three teachers and yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing.

“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police appeals to residents of Kebbi State to assist the Police with prompt information that would aid in solving the crime and apprehending the criminals. He assures that the Command will do everything within its power to ensure that the abducted persons are safely reunited with their families and perpetrators brought to book.”

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