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Police Coordinate Rescue Operation for 317 Jangebe School Girls

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Deploy 2 surveillance helicopters.

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial assets, aimed at locating and rescuing the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State abducted in the early hours of Friday, 25th February, 2021. To ensure the success of the ongoing operation, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate deployment of two (2) operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State. This is in addition to the personnel of Operation Puff Adder II earlier deployed to the State to support efforts by the Command to combat banditry, kidnapping and other related crimes.

The IGP, while condemning the barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students, has assured that the Police and other security forces will not relent until the abducted students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families. The joint rescue operation is being carried out by the Police, the Military and other members of the law enforcement community with support from the State Government and other Stakeholders.

The IGP has called for calm and enjoins members of the public, particularly the people of Zamfara State, not to hesitate in availing the Police and the law enforcement community with useful information that can assist in the rescue of the abducted school girls.      






The Zamfara State Police Command in Collaboration with the military have commenced a joint search and rescue operations with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the armed bandits in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara LGA on 26th February 2021 at about 0100 hours.

The Commissioner of Police CP Abutu Yaro fdc, the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande, Brigade  Commander 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army Gusau and other state government officials led a heavily armed Re – enforcement team to Jangebe to complement the ongoing rescue operation in the locations where the students were believed to be taken to. 

The CP while interfacing with the Principal of the school and the parents appealed to them to be calm as  joint efforts of the Police and other security agencies will assurely led to the successful rescue of the students.

SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR,


For :- Commissioner of Police,

Zamfara State Command,


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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has launched a manhunt for members of a kidnapping gang, who abducted two persons in Byazhin.

The kidnappers, on Friday, abducted their victims in the remote community, located at the outskirt of Bwari Area Council.

PRNigeria learnt that police detectives have been deployed to comb the kidnappers’ hideouts in the area and other neighbouring communities, to arrest the criminals.

“The Abuja Police Command is already on a rescue mission to free the abductees unhurt, and reunite them with their families,” a senior Police officer said.

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