-by our correspondent.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have intensified coordinated operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial resources, aimed at locating and rescuing the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, abducted in the early hours of Friday, 25th February, 2021.
A statement by the police force says the Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of two 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.
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.
According to the statement, the police boss, has assured Nigerians that his men and other security forces will not relent until the abducted students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families. He condemned the abduction of the female students describing it as ‘barbaric and callous’.
He called for calm and enjoins members of the public, particularly the people of Zamfara State, to provide the Police and the law enforcement community with useful information that can assist in the rescue of the abducted school girls.