- Report that some students were kidnapped in an attack by bandits on Government Girls Secondary School in Moriki town has been dismissed
- According to the Zamfara state police command, its officers stopped the armed men from gaining access to the students' hostels
- Members of the public have been advised to be very vigilant and report any suspicious character to the authority for prompt response
The Zamfara state police command has denied reports which claimed that bandits attacked a Government Girls Secondary School in Moriki town of Zamfara state, kidnapping some students.
The command said its team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO mobilised to the school, confronted the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students' hostels.
Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer, in a statement sent to Legit.ng, said: "DPO Zurmi received a distress call that, unidentified number of Armed men entered into Government Girls secondary school Moriki in Zurmi LGA through the back fence of the school with intend to attack the school and abduct students.
"On the spur of the moment, a combined team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO mobilised to the school who confronted the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students hostels, took a retreat back to the bush.
"No student was abducted as earlier reported by some media. However, two two caterers and three of their children were later discovered missing.
"The police is collaborating with the school authority to establish the whereabout of the missing persons. To this end, a search and rescue operation team has been dispatched to the surrounding bushes for an extensive bush combing.
"Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the school and its environment to forestall further happening. The commissioner of police Zamfara state command uses this medium to call on members of the public to be very vigilant and report any suspicious character to the police for prompt response.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that heavily armed bandits attacked a Government Girls Secondary School in Moriki town of Zamfara state and kidnapped six people on Wednesday, May 1.
According to an eye witness, the bandits came in large numbers in the night, carrying very sophisticated weapons.
The vigilante disclosed that the bandits were able to abduct six people but were not able to reach students hostels after shooting another person dead in town.
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