From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Chief Of Army Staff(COAS), has ordered the deployment of soldiers to Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State to rescue students of Government Science School, abducted by bandits in the early hours of Wednesday.
Director army public relations Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, who made this known said the soldiers working in conjunction with Sister security agencies are already on ground and in hot pursuit of the criminal elements and the students and their teachers are rescued unhurt.
Yerima in a statement called on the public with useful and actionable information that would lead to the arrest of these criminal elements to report to nearest security agencies.
The statement made available to Daily Sun reads; “The Nigerian Army(NA) troops in a renewed effort and swift response to the unfortunate incident where bandits kidnapped members of staff and students of Government Science School, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State has mobilized and are currently in hot pursuit of the criminal elements in the general area. In the report making rounds on traditional and on line media, it was reported that the bandits gained entry into the school in the early hours of today Wednesday 17 February 2021 and abducted unspecified number of members of staff and students of the School.
The Nigerian Army in line with it’s constitutional mandate wishes to reassure the general public that troops in operational synergy with Sister security agencies are in hot pursuit of the criminal elements in order to ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims. Furthermore, the NA also wishes to call on members of the general public to provide actionable information to security agencies that would lead to the arrest of these criminal elements.
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