Troops in hot pursuit of bandits involved in Kagara kidnap, says Army HQ



(Photo: File copy of troops)

By Chimezie Godfrey
The Army troops in a swift response to the incident of kidnap of members of staff and students of Government Science School, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State has mobilized and are  currently in hot pursuit of the criminal elements in the general area.

The Director, Army Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima disclosed this in a statement Wednesday.

He noted that in the rounds on traditional and online media, it was reported that the bandits gained entry into the school in the early hours of Wednesday 17 February 2021 and abducted unspecified number of members of  staff and students  of the School.

He said,”The Army in line with it’s constitutional  mandate wishes to reassure the general that troops in synergy with  sister agencies are in hot  pursuit of the criminal elements in order to  ensure safe return of the kidnapped victims.

“Furthermore,  the NA also wishes to on members of the general to provide actionable information to agencies that would lead to the arrest  of these criminal elements.”