The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction of six students and two teachers of The Engravers College in the state capital on Thursday.
Concise News had reported that the abduction took place at Kakau Daji, a village located behind the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the abduction to reporters on Thursday.
Sabo said the gunmen invaded the school through a porous fence in the early hours of Thursday morning, went straight to the female hostel and abducted the students.
In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Internal Security, and Home Affairs, the Kaduna government condemned the action.
The statement read: “condemns this as a despicable action, a most unfortunate intrusion of crime into the life of young students and the staff teaching them.”
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has despatched a government delegation to sympathise with the school community and assure them that security agencies are working to rescue the abducted persons,” he said.
Aruwan said he led the state government’s delegation that included officials of other security agencies.
In the statement, Aruwan said he “spoke to parents and staff of the school and assured them that every effort will be exerted to free the abductees and punish this brazen crime.”
“The school management and the parents of the students will be given updates as appropriate,” he said.