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Zamfara Abduction: Police Rescue Three Staff

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Father of the five-day-old male child abducted by two gunmen on April 11 at Ijagbe community in Kogi State, Mr Tosin Ojuola, has been banished from the community.

Ganiyat Ganiyu 

Three staff of the Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, who were abducted by suspected bandits have been rescued by the police.

The bandits who stormed the school abducted 15 students and three staff.

A statement by the police command said the bandits 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 4 staff were abducted by the bandits,” the statement read in part.

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The Command’s PRO, Mohammed Shehu, said the Police operatives while on extensive bush combing at the sarrounding areas rescued three staff who will be debriefed and medically examine before being reunited with their families.

He added that the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba N. Elkana accompanied by strategic and tactical Commanders visited the college following the attack.

“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 the students and staff,” the statement added.

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