Kano State Police Enhance Security Measures Around Schools Following Kidnappings

The Kano State Police Commissioner, Hussaini Gumel, has instructed Operational Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to intensify patrols around all primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the state, in response to recent kidnappings in other parts of the country.

In a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, on Wednesday, it was revealed that this directive aligns with the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun’s directives under the Safe Schools Initiative, aimed at ensuring the safety of educational institutions.

Haruna emphasized that the heightened security measures are intended to safeguard the lives and property of students, teachers, and staff, thereby fostering a secure environment conducive to learning and teaching.

He urged school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to collaborate closely with the police and other security agencies by promptly reporting any suspicious activities for swift intervention.

Expressing gratitude to the people of the state for their support, cooperation, and vigilance, Commissioner Hussaini Gumel encouraged continued reporting of any unusual movements or items to the nearest police station.

The announcement comes in the wake of the abduction of over 280 pupils and teachers from Government Secondary School and LEA Primary School in Kuriga, Kaduna State, by bandits last Thursday. This incident has sparked national outrage and condemnation from various organizations and stakeholders.


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