Nigerian police said a combined team of police operatives are in pursuit of the gunmen who raided a secondary school in the northwestern state of Kebbi on Thursday.
Nafiu Abubakar, the state police spokesperson, who confirmed this in a statement, said the team, comprising operatives from the police mobile force, anti-kidnapping, and counter-terrorism units, is currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the gunmen who attacked the Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri area of the state.
Abubakar said the attack resulted in “the unfortunate death of one policeman and gunshot injury to one of the students.”
Following the attack, three teachers are yet to be ascertained and some students are still missing, he added.
Abubakar said the police were following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers.
A series of gunmen attacks recently happened in the northern part of the most populous African country, including attacks on schools and the kidnapping of students. Enditem