Police deploy 2 helicopters for search, rescue operation of Zamfara school girls



The Force has commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, , in the early hours of Friday.

A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said to ensure the success of the operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial assets, the Inspector-General of , IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of operational surveillance helicopters to .

This, he said, was in addition to the personnel of Operation Puff Adder II earlier deployed to the state to support efforts by the Zamfara Command to combat banditry, and other related crimes.

According to Mba, “The IGP, while condemning the barbaric and callous of the innocent female students, has assured that the and other forces will not relent until the students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families. “The joint rescue operation is being carried out by the , the Military and other members of the law enforcement community with support from the state government and other stakeholders.

“The IGP has called for calm and enjoins members of the public, particularly the people of , not to hesitate in availing the Police and the law enforcement community with useful information that can assist in the rescue of the .”

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