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Kankara school attack: Number of missing students cannot be ascertained – IGP affirms



The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, Saturday affirmed that the exact number of missing students in the attack at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state cannot, at the moment, be ascertained.

Adamu, however, has ordered for the deployment of additional operational and investigative assets to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and its environs in the state.

TIMELY POST learnt that the deployment followed the unfortunate attack by heavily armed men on 11 December.

FPRO, DCP Frank Mba in a statement to TIMELY POST said the deployment which includes personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and crack detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau, will provide investigative support to the Katsina State Police Command.

Part of the statement reads, ‘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”.