The van allegedly used to carry the over 50 students of Government College in Birnin Yauri community of Kebbi state belonged to a state high court judge.
Police operatives in the state command confirmed the revelation after reports of the incident broke out in the media
Spokesman of the Kebbi State command, Nafi’u Abubakar made the disclosure, saying that the van was hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road.
Abubakar added that the number of students missing after the attack was yet to be ascertained.
His words; “The attention of the police has been drawn to reports made by some media stations that a police vehicle was used in kidnapping about 50 students of the FGC.
“A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging to a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the kidnapping and not a police vehicle as stated by some media stations.
“The command wishes to make it clear and set the records straight that yet to be ascertained number of students are still missing as rescue operation is still ongoing.”