Nigeria police say no student among five missing in Zamfara school
London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria Police, Zamfara Command on Thursday confirmed five persons missing after unknown gunmen invaded Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
However, there was no student among the missing after armed men, entered the school through the back fence on Wednesday with an intention to attack the school and abduct students.
The Zamfara Police Command Public Relations officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, in a statement, said two caterers and three of their children missing were still being search for as at the time of the report
The statement reads, “On the spur of the moment, a combined team of PMF/CTU/ and Civilian JTF personnel headed by the DPO mobilised to the school who confronted the armed men and stopped them from gaining access to the students hostels, took a retreat back to the bush.
“No student was abducted as earlier reported by some media. However, two caterers and three 3 of their children were later discovered missing.
“The police are collaborating with the school authority to establish the whereabouts of the missing persons.
“To this end, a search and rescue operation team has been dispatched to the surrounding bushes for an extensive bush combing. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the school and its environment to forestall further happening.
“The Commissioner of police Zamfara state command uses this medium to call on members of the public to be very vigilant and report any suspicious character to the police for a prompt response”