A manhunt by the Niger state Police Command for five school girls, their teacher and a security gang kidnapped by armed bandits in Mariga local government area of Niger state has begun.
The victims were kidnapped in their school, a private secondary boarding school named, Tulare Academy School Maruba last weekend.
The bandits were said to have taken advantage of the remote location of the private boarding primary school, its lack of perimeter fence and communication to carry out the operation.
The Niger state Police Commissioner, Alhaji Adamu Usman who led heads of other security agencies to the school said that the Command has deployed a special technical squad and armed anti-kidnapping squad has to identify the area and rescue the victims unhurt.
The Police Commissioner declared that the fight against banditry in the state has been intensified adding that measures are being taken to prevent future attacks on schools across the state.