Six More Abducted Kogi Varsity Students Rescued

The Kogi State Government has announced the rescue of six more students, bringing the number of kidnapped students so far rescued to twenty.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the state Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo.

The Commissioner said, “Our data shows that there are four students yet to be found.”

“The fierce gun battle between security agents and the kidnappers forced the kidnappers to succumb to superior firepower and abandon the kidnapped students. Some of the kidnappers escaped with severe injuries”, Fanwo said.

Recall that the police had last Thursday said that 14 students had been rescued while the Commissioner said that the families of the six students just rescued have confirmed that the students have arrived home.

He said that the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, expressed deep appreciation to the Joint Forces that carried out the operations, urging them to continue the search until the last student is found.

“We wish to assure the public that the security architecture around our schools has been recalibrated for efficiency and early warning alarm to prevent future occurrence,” he added.


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