Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction of six students and one teacher of The Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The state government assured that security operatives were working to rescue the kidnapped victims.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government condemns this as a despicable action, a most unfortunate intrusion of crime into the life of young students and the staff teaching them.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dispatched a government delegation to sympathise with the school community and assure them that security agencies are working to rescue the abducted persons.
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“The state government delegation was led by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs. Accompanied by security agencies, the commissioner spoke to parents and staff of the school and assured them that every effort will exerted to free the abductees and punish this brazen crime.
“The school management and the parents of the students will be given updates as appropriate,” he said
The PPRO of the Kaduna Police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, had earlier said that the command received information through DPO Tall Gate, in the early hours on Thursday at about 0310hrs that, some armed men gained entry into the College.
He said on receipt of the 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.
DSP Sabo added that the IGP’s Intelligent Respond team (IRT) had been contacted for technical support.
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