Zamfara Abduction: Police commence rescue operations for abducted schoolgirls

•As IGP deploys two surveillance helicopters.

The Police High Command, on Friday, said that the Operatives of the Force have commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial assets, aimed at locating and rescuing the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, abducted in the early hours of the day by unknown gunmen

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police, CP.

The FPRO said that already, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of two operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State in order to ensure the success of the ongoing operation in the state.

According to CP Mba, “this is 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.

He further explained that the IGP, while condemning the barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students, had assured that the Police and other security forces would not relent until the abducted students were successfully rescued and reunited with their families.

He stated that the joint rescue operation was being carried out by the Police, the Military and other members of the law enforcement agencies and the community with support from the State Government and other Stakeholders.

The FPRO said that IGP has called for calm and enjoined 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 could assist in the rescue of the abducted school girls.

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