A special adviser to the Kebbi State governor, Rabiu Kamba, has said a teacher and eight students out of those abducted by bandits on Thursday at the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, have been rescued.
Armed bandits, numbering about 150 on motorcycles, invaded the college on Thursday at around 12:30 pm and abducted yet to be ascertained number of students.
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Kamba said the abductees rescued were at present in the custody of the military, adding that arrangement was in top gear to hand over the victims to the government for an onward reunion with their families.
“A teacher and eight students were rescued by the military.
“They are at present in the custody of the military in Dirin Daji. The government will soon receive them for a reunion with their respective families.”
Daily Trust had reported that troops had engaged bandits in a gun battle in an effort to rescue the students.
One of the students has died in the fire exchange.
The Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Task Force in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir, confirmed this to reporters in Zamfara State on Friday.