Abduction: Bagudu visits school, pledges support to security agencies



Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Friday night pledged to support security agencies in the fight against banditry across the state.

Bagudu gave the pledge  addressing parents, staff and students of Federal Government College (FGC) Birnin Yauri, during a sympathy visit to the college.

The assured that his administration would leave no stone unturned until all the abducted persons were rescued, adding that ensuring the security of life and property was  paramount.

“As a government, we shall not rest until all students and teachers abducted by bandits the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, are rescued, additional security would be provided to all institutions of learning”, he assured.

Bagudu,on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari,sympathised with  the staff and students of the college, just as he commended security agencies in the state their quick response that led to the rescue of some of the abducted students and teachers.

The also commended parents and guardians remaining calm and sustaining prayers to God His intervention.In separate remarks, the parents and teachers of the student expressed gratitude to security agencies their prompt response in rescuing some of  the abducted staff and students.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that some teachers and students of the institution were abducted by suspected kidnappers  on Thursday.

However, a issued by the military headquarters in Abuja on Friday, indicated that two teachers and five students had been rescued.

Spokesperson of Kebbi Command, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, said in a that the number of those abducted in the school,was yet to be ascertained, adding that rescue operation was still continuing.

NAN reports that before departure Yauri, the visited Yauri General Hospital to sympathise with victims of another attack by bandits.

He also paid homage to the Emir of Yauri at his palace, and assured that the state government had increased security presence in the area.

Responding, the Emir, Dr Muhammadu Zayyanu-Abdullahi commended the governor placing priority on security matters.. (NAN)