Gunmen abduct unspecified number of college students, staff in Kebbi state

Gunmen have attacked Government College (FGC), Yauri in Kebbi State,and forcefully took away unspecified number of staff and students of the institution,and allegedly shot security personnel during an exchange of gunfire.

Penpushing reports that the gunmen were reported to have entered the town from the neighbouring Rijau forest in Niger State in motorcycles before carrying out the criminal operations.

The Kebbi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Nafiu Abubakar  in a statement confirmed the incident adding that  the police are in hot pursuit of the bandits, and aalso confirmed death of .one policeman and kidnap of three teachers.

“A combined team of Police operatives is currently in hot pursuit of bandits who today, June 17, 2021 attacked the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State;, the police spokesman said.

“The team comprising operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Anti-kidnapping and Counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals’, he added.

“The Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka, mni while condemning the attack which resulted in the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students has assured parents and guardians of students that the Command is following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers. Following the attack, three teachers and yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing,” the statement stated

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