Unknown gunmen early Thursday morning attacked Engravers College, a boarding secondary school near Kakau Daji village in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.
The gunmen took away six female students and two staff of the college.
Kaduna state Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Sabo Yakubu, while confirming the incident said, “the Command received an information through DPO Toll Gate, in the early hours of today at about 0310hrs that, some armed men gained entry into the Engravers College, a boarding secondary school in a remote area near Kakau Daji village in Chikun L.G.A and took away two staff of the college and six female students to unknown destination.
“On receipt of that information, the command immediately mobilised combined teams of anti-kidnapping, SARS, and conventional police to the area for possible rescue of the victims and to arrest the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident.
“IGP’s Intelligent Respond team (IRT) has been contacted for technical support.
“The command therefore, is using this opportunity to reiterate 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 such ugly incidents.
“The commissioner of police, Kaduna state command, CP Ali Aji Janga is assuring the general public that, the Command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt.
“He also called on the good people of the state not to relent in giving the police prompt and useful information at all times,” DSP Sabo stated.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has assured staff and students of the institution and their relations that security agents will rescue the abducted students and staff of the college.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan during a visit to the school to commiserate with its staff and students, assured that government will do everything possible to find and return the girls and their teachers.
“The Kaduna state government has confirmed the abduction of six students and one teacher of The Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of the state.
“The Kaduna state 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.”