Governor Atiku Bagudu, who visited the school on Friday commiserated with the staff and students of the school on behalf of the President Muhammadu Buhari. He said, he had received intelligence about bandits’ activity weeks before the prior attack.
According to him, “About two weeks ago, there was news of bandits’ movement and they were sighted around this area. We consulted with the federal authorities here, who told us that the school had about two weeks to finish its term examinations.
“It was agreed that if security could be reinforced and stationed in the school, it was better to support the children to finish their examinations before going home. This abduction was a brazen and tragic incident where bandits confronted the policemen who were providing security to the school”.
He also stated: ““Unfortunately, they made away with some students and teachers. Since this unfortunate incident occurred, all hands have been on the deck to ensure that these children and staff of ours are rescued alive, hale and hearty.”
Reports have it that Commissioner of Police of the state,had deployed a 22-man team who were members of the Special Anti-Terrorism Task Force to the school.They were present in the school during the attacks but they were overpowered because the bandits came in their hundreds.