Police pledge to rescue abducted Niger state government college students

The Nigeria Police Force said it is committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State and other related incidents.

Penpushing reports that, Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu, gave the assurance, adding that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.

Penpushing further reports that, Adamu, who tenure was extended for three months, after attaining mandatory 35 years in service explained that, to give impetus to the rescue operation, he  has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II.

The police boss said other facilities provided include; one unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and operatives from the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations Department,as wll as one Police aerial surveillance helicopter  deployed.

Penpushing reports that, a statement by the force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said,the Police component of the search and rescue operation is being coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Niger State.

The statement said the commissioner is effectively harnessing all the deployed resources and working in sync with the Military and other law enforcement agents in ensuring an intelligence-driven, focused and result-oriented ground and aerial surveillance in the rescue operations and to bring the perpetrators to book.

Penpushing also reports that, Adamu while calling for calm, enjoined members of the community to provide the Force and the security community with useful, relevant and timely information that can assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.

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