Senator Orji Kalu calls for establishment of command station in Niger State


As the rescue of 41 persons abducted from Government Science Secondary School Kagara continues to delay, Governor Abubakar Bello has lamented saying the Federal Government was not supporting the state government.

The governor lamented that the Federal Government has not supported the state in the efforts to secure the rescue of the 27 students and 14 others abducted from the school.

Bello said this on Thursday while receiving the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu who was in the state to commiserate with him on the abduction.

Senator Kalu also observed that since the incident, the Federal Government should have established a command station in Niger State where all the security agencies including the office of the national security adviser will be monitoring the situation.

At least 41 persons, many of them students, were kidnapped on Wednesday, February 17 after gunmen attacked Government Science College, Kankara, in Niger State. The State Government published the names of the abductees on Thursday.

The police said it had deployed additional tactical, intelligence, and investigative assets to solve the kidnapping and other related cases in the state.