Katsina School Attack: IGP Beefs Up Rescue Team, Orders Tight Security in Schools

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The Inspector General of Police


Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional operational and investigative police personnel  to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and its environs in Katsina State.

This is sequel to the attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by heavily armed men on December 11, during which some of the students were reportedly abducted.

In a statement on Saturday, the Force Public  Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said the deployment, which included personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and crack detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau, will provide investigative support to the Katsina State Police Command.

He added that they are also to work in sync with the military and other law enforcement agents in coordinated efforts aimed at rescuing the students, hunting down the perpetrators and bringing them to book.

Part of the statement reads: “Investigations so far reveal that one of the attackers was killed and a policeman injured during the attack. The exact number of students missing cannot be ascertained at the moment as massive operations including investigations, search and rescue exercise are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered the immediate review and strengthening of security arrangements around educational institutions in the Country”.

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