Police Coordinating Rescue Operations for Abducted 317 Jangebe School Girls

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, have launched 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 Friday, 26th February, 2021.

To ensure the success of the ongoing operation, according to a statement by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of two (2) operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State.

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.

TheFact Nigeria notes that while condemning the barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students, the IGP 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.

In the meantime, 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.

In a related development, the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command, CP Abutu Yaro, the Force Commander, Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande, Brigade Commander 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Gusau, and other state government officials, led a heavily armed re-enforcement team to Jangebe to complement the ongoing rescue operation in the locations where the students were believed to have been taken to.

The PRO, Zamfara State Command, Gusau, SP Mohammed Shehu, disclosed in a statement that the CP, while interfacing with the principal of the school and the parents, appealed to them to be calm, as joint efforts of the Police and other security agencies will assurely led to the successful rescue of the students.

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