Sokoto police confirm kidnapping of 15 students, woman

The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of 15 Islamic education students and a woman in Gidan Bakuso, a hamlet in the Gada Local Government Area of the state.

ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, the command’s spokesperson, informed the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto that the kidnapping occurred early Saturday morning.

He claimed that the invaders took advantage of the village’s remote setting to commit their terrible actions.

Rufa’i noted a lack of access roads to some communities as one of the primary issues confronting security services in the state, claiming that it hampered a timely reaction to the incident.

He said that the command’s tactical team had been mobilised to rescue the victims, insisting that the security agencies were currently on top of the situation.

He appealed to members of the public to assist the security agencies with any relevant information that could assist ongoing rescue efforts.