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Police deploy special officers to track Kankara bandits

By Odita Sunday
14 December 2020   |   3:00 am
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives from the Tactical Squad, IGP Intelligence Response Squad, and Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB)

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives from the Tactical Squad, IGP Intelligence Response Squad, and Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to track down fleeing attackers of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, and rescue the pupils.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, hinted yesterday that the IGP also ordered tighter security in and around schools in the country.

He said: “The IGP has ordered the deployment of additional operational and investigative assets to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and environs.”

The deployment is the sequel to the unfortunate attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, by heavily armed men on December 11, 2020, which left some of the students missing.

“The deployment will provide investigative support to the Katsina State Police Command. They are also to work with the military and other law enforcement agents in coordinated efforts to rescue the students, hunt down the perpetrators, and bring them to book.”

The Guardian gathered that one of the attackers was killed and a policeman injured during the attack. The exact number of students missing cannot be ascertained at press time, as massive operations, including investigations, search and rescue exercise are still ongoing.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered the immediate review and strengthening of security arrangements around educational institutions in the country,” he added.