Nigeria’s Police High Command in Abuja says it has commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation for students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State abducted in the early hours of Friday, 25th February, 2021.
This information is contained in a statement by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
According to the Police, it has deployed two operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State, in addition to the personnel of Operation Puff Adder II earlier deployed to the State to support efforts by the Command to combat banditry, kidnapping and other related crimes.
While condemning the latest abduction, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, described the development “as barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students.”
The Police boss assured that the Police and other security forces will not relent until the abducted students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families.
The joint rescue operation is being carried out by the Police, the Military and other members of the law enforcement community with support from the State Government and other stakeholders.
The IGP has called for calm and enjoins members of the public, particularly the people of Zamfara State, not to hesitate in availing the Police and the law enforcement community with useful information that can assist in the rescue of the abducted school girls.