The police command in Zamfara says it has rescued five of the 73 abducted students of the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in the Maradun local government area.
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The command’s spokesman Muhammed Shehu announced the rescue in a statement in Gusau on Thursday.
“The police command wishes to announce the unconditional and safe rescue of five out of the 73 abducted students of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya,” the statement said. “It could be recalled that, upon the abduction of 73 male and female students, the state police command, in collaboration with other security agencies with the support of the state government, swung into action by deploying a joint search and rescue team to Kaya and its environs to effectively rescue the abducted students and reunite them with their families.”
It stated that the “ongoing search and rescue mission” was “yielding positive result as five abducted female students were today rescued.”
The command added that the victims were “medically checked at the hospital, debriefed by the police, and reunited with their families.”
According to the statement, police commissioner Ayuba Elkana assured other parents that the command would rescue their children.