Gunmen kidnap teachers, students at Kaduna school

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Gunmen have kidnapped six female students and two teachers of a mixed-gender private secondary school in Kakau Daji Village of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The gunmen reportedly stormed Engravers College around 12:10 am on Thursday.

Kakau Daji is said to be behind the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Ltd.

Since their abduction to an unknown destination, nothing has been heard from the abductors.

The Nigerian police has confirmed the incident.

Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, in a statement said the command received an information through DPO Tall Gate around 3am on Thursday that some armed men gained entry into the school and took away two staff of the college and six female students to an unknown destination.

The statement reads, “On receipt of that information, the Command immediately mobilized combined teams of Anti-kidnapping, SARS, and conventional police to the area for possible rescue of the victims and arresting the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident.

“IGP’s Intelligent Respond team (IRT) has been contacted for technical support.”

The Command, therefore, reiterated its call on all the private school proprietors within the state to liaise with their nearest Police formation and promptly report incidents or suspicious persons around schools to forestall future occurrence of ugly incidents.

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“On this note, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command CP Ali Aji Janga pcs, is assuring the general public that, the Command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt. “

“He equally called on the good people of the State not to relent in giving the Police prompt and useful information at all times.”

State government speaks

Also, the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the Kaduna government “condemns this as a despicable action, a most unfortunate intrusion of crime into the life of young students and the staff teaching them.”

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has despatched a government delegation to sympathise with the school community and assure them that security agencies are working to rescue the abducted persons,” he said.

Mr Aruwan said he led the state government’s delegation that included officials of other security agencies.

In a statement made available to EduCeleb.com, Mr Aruwan said he “spoke to parents and staff of the school and assured them that every effort will be exerted to free the abductees and punish this brazen crime.”

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“The school management and the parents of the students will be given updates as appropriate.”

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