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Gov Lawal summons security chiefs over Zamfara varsity students’ abduction



The Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has summoned an emergency security council meeting following the abduction of female students of the Federal University, Gusau.

Gunmen suspected to be bandits in the early hours of Friday abducted a significant number of students at the institution.

A resident of the Sabon Gida village simply identified as Mohammed said the bandits stormed the students’ off-campus residents in the village at about 4:00 a.m. and abducted mostly female students.

Troops of Operation Hadarin-Daji had since rescued six of the abducted students.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Suleiman Idris, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau.

He said the meeting was convened by the governor to devise strategies for the immediate release of the students.

READ ALSO: Troops rescue six abducted Gusau varsity students, others still with bandits

Idris said: “The governor has directed his deputy, Mani Mallam Mummuni, to provide all the necessary support to the security agencies to restore normalcy in all the affected areas.

“During the meeting, the security chiefs assured the deputy governor of their commitment to restore peace in the state.

“They unequivocally confirmed to the deputy governor that troops had successfully rescued six of the victims.

“The security chiefs further assured him that troops had neutralised some of the kidnappers and were actively pursuing the others to ensure the safe rescue of all the victims.

“Mummuni urged the heads of the security agencies to improve troops’ presence in volatile areas for surveillance.”

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