The Police said on Wednesday that it was negotiating with abductors of the six schoolgirls, a teacher and a matron, taken from their school in Kaduna State on Oct. 3.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ali Janga, said at a news conference in Kaduna that the police opted to talk to the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls at risk.
The six girls and two staffers of Engravers College were abducted on Thursday night.
“We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers. We know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives.
“Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs, so killing is nothing to them, this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released, we will go after them.
“We are assuring the people of Kaduna state that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon.
“Mistake has been made by the school authority, but we will do our best to ensure the release of these victims,” the police commissioner said.