Kankara GSS School Attack: IGP Deploys Additional Rescue Assets

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered for the deployment of additional operational and in investigative assets to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and its environs in Katsina State.

This was made known through the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Police on Saturday, after the attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by heavily armed men on 11th December 2020 which left some of the students missing.

Part of the statement reads, ‘The deployment, which includes personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and cracks detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau, will provide investigative support to the Katsina State Police Command.

They are also to work in sync with the military and other law enforcement agents in coordinated efforts aimed at rescuing the students, hunting down the perpetrators and bringing them to book.

Investigations so far reveal that one of the attackers was killed and a policeman injured during the attack. The exact number of students missing cannot be ascertained at the moment 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.’

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