The Nigeria Police Force says it has commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation in an effort to rescue the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State.
The Command in a statement by CP Frank Mba said the rescue operation involves the deployment of both ground and aerial assets aimed at locating and rescuing the students.
Mba noted that to ensure the success of the ongoing operation, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of two (2) operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State.
This, he said 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 IGP, while condemning the barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students, has assured that the Police and other security forces will not relent until the abducted students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families.
” 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.
The IGP has called for calm and enjoins members of the public, particularly the people of Zamfara State, not to hesitate in availing the Police and the law enforcement community with useful information that can assist in the rescue of the abducted school girls.