The Nigerian Army says it is in ‘hot pursuit’ of the abductors of students and staff of Government Science School, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement described the incident as “unfortunate”.
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He said troops were mobilised immediately after the incident to rescue the victims and track down the criminal elements who perpetrated the evil acts.
He said the rescue operation was being carried out in collaboration with other security agencies, appealing to Nigerians to remain calm and provide necessary information to security agencies that would lead to the arrest of these criminal elements.
“The Nigerian Army, in line with its constitutional mandate, wishes to reassure the general public that troops in operational synergy with sister security agencies are in hot pursuit of the criminal elements in order to ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims.
“Furthermore, the NA also wishes to call on members of the general public to provide actionable information to security agencies that would lead to the arrest of these criminal elements,” he said.