Zamfara Police command said on Monday it has rescued three abducted members of staff of Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Science.
In a statement, the Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the rescue of the members of staff of the school.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State, Ayuba N. Elkana, accompanied by strategic and tactical commanders, visited the school at Bakura Monday morning following the attack by suspected bandits on the school.
Mohammed disclosed that bandits, who were in large numbers, went to the school at midnight with the intent of abducting large a number of students and staff, but were repelled by the tactical police operatives who were alerted and got to the scene on time.
He however said a police inspector and two other civilian guards lost their lives, while 15 students and four members of staff were abducted by the bandits.
He stated that police operatives, while on extensive bush combing at the surrounding areas, rescued three members of staff of the school who will be debriefed and medically examined before being reunited with their families.
The CP, while at the school, held an emergency meeting with the school management and assured it and the relations that the police in collaboration with other security agencies, especially the military, are employing various search and rescue strategies in order to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students and staff currently in captivity.
He went round the school and assessed the existing security arrangements to enable more reinforcement against any further invasion.
The Provost of the school, Habibu Mainasara, while briefing the CP, commended the resilience of the police for standing their ground despite the abduction.