Number of students kidnapped in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi, not yet known – Police

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The Command in Kebbi it is yet ascertain the number of Federal Government , Birnin Yauri, Ngaski Local Government Area Thursday.

The Command’s spokesman, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, said in a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi Friday that reports making the rounds that 50 were form the school were false.

He stated that: “the attention of the has been drawn reports made by some media stations that a vehicle was used in about 50 of the FGC.

“A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the and not a police vehicle as stated by some media stations.

“The Command wishes to make it clear and set the records straight that yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing as rescue operation is still on-going.’’

Abubakar expressed the Command’s commitment to brief members of the media as events unfolded.

He urged the public and media to ensure information was correct before drawing conclusions.

UK-based Reuters News Agency and Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Television reported that 80 students and five teachers were taking away the school by the kidnappers who also killed a policeman in the attack.