The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 students from the Kaya Day Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of the state

The police command disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu, and made available to the media on Wednesday.

The police revealed that the command has “deployed search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students”.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, appealed to the public “especially parents and relatives of the abducted students to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the Ongoing rescue operation”.