Gunmen have abducted two teachers and six students of the Engraver’s College in Kakau Daji town of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
Police spokesman Yakubu Sabo, in Kaduna confirmed the abduction to DAILY NIGERIAN, saying efforts were being made to secure their release.
One of the parents whose daughter was abducted also told TheCable that he received a call from the abductors on Thursday morning.
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“They told my daughter to give them a number to call, and that was when they called me, but I could’t understand if they were asking for ransom because they spoke in a language I could barely hear.”
“I spoke with my daughter and then they collected the phone from her and terminated the call,” he said.
Mr Sabo said the police had deployed its operatives to the area for possible rescue of the victims and arresting the perpetrators.
According to him, it is an unfortunate incident, adding that the IGP Intelligent Response Team has been contacted for technical support.
“The Command therefore, is using this opportunity to reiterate its call on all private schools proprietors within the state to liaise with their nearest Police formation and promptly report incidents or suspicious persons around schools to forestall future occurrence of such ugly incident.
“On this note, the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command Ali Janga is assuring the general public that, the Command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt.”
He urged anyone with useful information to reach out to relevant security agencies for prompt action.