26 February 2021 by Peter Ireh
Operatives of the Nigeria Police have commenced a search and rescue operation, aimed at locating and rescuing the abducted students in Zamfara state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba in Abuja.
According to the statement the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of two operational surveillance helicopters to Zamfara State in addition to the personnel of Operation Puff Adder II earlier deployed to the State to support efforts by the Command to combat banditry, kidnappings and other crimes.
The statement also explains that the IGP, while condemning the barbaric and callous abduction of the innocent female students, assured that the Police and other security agencies would not relent until the abducted students are successfully rescued and reunited with their families.
The statement also says 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 statement also notes that 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.