Police Command: Vehicle used by bandits to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge

The Nigerian Police, Kebbi State Command has stated that the vehicle used by the gunmen to kidnap students from Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi, belongs to a high court judge in the State.

Nafi’u Abubakar, Command’s Public Relations Officer, said in a Press Statement that the van was hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road.

He said “The attention of the police has been drawn to reports made by some media stations that a police vehicle was used in kidnapping about 50 students of the FGC,” he said.

“A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging to a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the kidnapping 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 ongoing.”

Abubakar said the command will continue to brief the media with updates of the efforts to rescue the students.

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