The Zamfara State Police Command, in collaboration with the military, has commenced a search and rescue for the 317 Jangebe schoolgirls abducted by terrorists early today.
Scores of terrorists kidnapped the students of Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara LGA at about 0100 hours.
The police are reportedly working on the theory that the girls have been moved into the forest.
Mohammed Shehu, the PPRO of the command, said the commissioner of Police Abutu Yaro, the Force Commander Operations Hadarin Daji, Major General Aminu Bande, Brigade Commander 1 Brigade, Nigeria Army Gusau and other state government officials were in Jangebe to complement the ongoing rescue operation.
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 assuredly lead to the successful rescue of the students.
At a press conference later, CP Abutu Yaro did not say whether those possibly moved to the forest included all 317 schoolgirls police earlier said were abducted.
“There’s information that they were moved to a neighbouring forest, and we are tracing and exercising caution and care,” said Yaro.