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Students Abduction: IGP Deploys Additional Forces For Rescue Assets

…Orders Revamp of Security Around Schools 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni on Saturday ordered the deployment of additional operational and investigative assets to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and its environs in Katsina State. 

The deployment is sequel to the unfortunate attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by heavily armed men on 11th December, 2020 which left some of the students missing, a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, DCP Frank Mba has said.

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The deployment, which includes personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and crack detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau, will provide investigative support to the Katsina State Police Command. They are also to work in sync with the military and other law enforcement agents in coordinated efforts aimed at rescuing the students, hunting down the perpetrators and bringing them to book.

Investigations so far reveal that one of the attackers was killed and a policeman injured during the attack. The exact number of students missing cannot be ascertained at the moment as massive operations including investigations, search and rescue exercise are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered the immediate review and strengthening of security arrangements around educational institutions in the Country.

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