The Nigeria Police Force says it has begun aerial search for rescue of kidnapped students, teachers and other staff of Government Science College, Kagara.
The police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement on Thursday.
Mba also said that aerial surveillance had begun to ensure the rescue of the victims.
Bandits had on Wednesday abducted 21 students and 17 teachers of Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered security chiefs to ensure the
rescue of all the abductees .
The statement from the police stated that the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu said a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military, and other law enforcement agencies was ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.
“To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four units of Police Mobile Force attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one Unit of Police Special Forces, personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Unit and operatives from
the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Force Criminal Investigations
Department. One police aerial surveillance helicopter has also been
deployed,” he said.