The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 Students of Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun LGA.
The abduction followed the invasion of the school by large number of armed bandits that occurred today (Wednesday) at exactly 11.22am.
The Command under the leadership of CP Ayuba N Elkanah has deployed search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students
The CP further appealed to the general Public especially parents and relatives of the abducted students to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the Ongoing rescue operation.
Security has also been been beefed up at Kaya Village and environ to forestall further attack on the communities.
A statement by SP Mohammed Shehu Police Public Relations Officer, Zamfara State Command Gusau said Further information will be made known to members of the public.
Recall that news reports said some staff in the school including the Vice Principal were also kidnapped.
The incident is coming with an escalation of banditry in the state.
“Though some staff and students escaped, a lot of them were kidnapped including the vice Principal of the school.
“Before the abduction of the student, another group of bandits attacked and abducted some people at Gurbin Bore, a border village between Zamfara and Katsina today
“Just last weekend, Sunday August 29 to be precise some bandits at Dogon Karfe near Moriki town killed a local businesswoman, Hajia Rumba Jengeru and one Engineer Umar Moriki, a director in the state civil service while they were travelling along Moriki-Shinkafi Road.
“And on Tuesday, the bandits struck again and killed two more travellers, a Man and a woman at Dogon Karfe near Moriki Town
“The situation is becoming distressing and appalling with the killings and abductions of innocent citizens on regular basis.”