Gunmen in military uniforms on Friday stormed Good Shepard Major Seminary School located at Kakau, along Kaduna-Abuja Highway and abducted four students
Penpushing reports that an official said the gunmen shot sporadically before forcefully whisking away the victims to an unknown destination ,and know contact has been made by the kidnappers as at the time of filing .
The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, who also confirmed the incident said the armed men in military camouflage entered the Seminary School,shooting sporadically before abducting the four students.
‘The Command received a distress call through DPO Sabon Tasha of Chikun LGA, that in the early hours of today 09/1/2020 at about 0030hrs, some Armed Men in Military Camouflage gained entry into the Good Shepard Major Seminary School Kakau By Fly-over along Kaduna Abuja Highway, started shooting sporadically and in the process took away Four (4) Students to unknown destination’ ,he said.
The police spokesman said on receipt of the information, the Command immediately mobilized combined teams of Anti-Kidnapping, Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS), Operation Yaki, PMF Personnel and conventional Police to the scene with a view to foiling the kidnapping/rescuing of the victims and arresting the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident.
‘IGP’s Intelligent Respond Team (IRT) attached to Operation Puff Adder has been contacted for technical support. The prompt response of the Police at the scene helped immensely in minimizing the number of Victims as the hoodlums took to their heels when they sensed Police presence bearing in mind that’.
Penpushing also reports that, Sabo said the bandits have accessed the school dormitory where 268 students were being accommodated, adding that the Commissioner of Police Umar Musa Muri has led a delegation of officers for on-the-spot assessment visit of the scene to assess the level of security arrangement with a view to fortifying the structure and to sympathize with the management of the school on the ugly incident.
‘The management has applauded the timely response of the Command which according to Rev. Fr Francis Agba saved the situation seriously. The visit afforded the CP to observe the weak security arrangement by the school authority and has advised the management on the needed steps to be taken’.
‘This call was extended to all private school proprietors within the State to liaise with their nearest Police formation for security advice/coverage and to promptly report incidents or suspicious persons around them/environment, so as to ensure prompt response of the Police and to forestall future occurrence’.
‘The Command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt. CP UM Muri equally appeals to the good people of the State to come closer to the Police in their respective Communities in order to create harmonious working relationship between the Police and their immediate communities’.