January 20, (THEWILL) – The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of two pupils of Local Government Education Authority in Alwaza village, in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State by gunmen.
Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident, said the children ages between six and eight years were kidnapped on their way to school at about 7am on Friday.
Nansel said a joint patrol team comprising police and military personnel as well as vigilantes have been deployed to comb the bushes around the area to rescue the children from their abductors.
He added that the State Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, has visited the scene of the abduction to meet with the parents of the victims.
“The information I have is that two boys between ages 7 and 8 were the ones taken away on their way to school at LEA primary school, Alwaza village.
“On receipt of the information at 7:10 am today, a joint team led by the Commissioner of Police comprising of the police, military and vigilantes were mobilised to the scene of the attack to rescue the kidnapped pupils and track down the criminals.
“We are still on the trail of the abductors and we promise to do everything within our powers to address the situation,” he said.