The Kebbi State Police Command has dispelled reports that the vehicle used by bandits to convey abducted teachers and students of the Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, Ngaski LGA, is a police van.
The police, in a statement made available to Journalists on Friday by spokesman Nafi’u Abubakar, said the vehicle belonged to a Kebbi State High Court judge.
Bandits in police uniform on Thursday, stormed the school in a Hilux van, shot dead a police officer, abducted five teachers (four male and one female) and an undisclosed number of female students from the school’s female hostel with one student hospitalised following a gunshot wound.
However, clearing the air about the said van, the police in the statement said: “The white Hilux van with registration No. KBSJ 29, belonging to a High Court Judge, with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by the bandits along Birnin Yauri road, was the one used in perpetrating the dastardly act and not the police vehicle as stated by some media stations.”
The spokesman who also confirmed the abduction further disclosed that “we have deployed our men to guard the school to avoid an invasion.