Six More Kidnapped Kogi Students Rescued.


The Kogi state government says it has rescued a new batch of students that were kidnapped from the confluence university of science and technology (CUSTech), Osara. Six (6) additional students were rescued this time, and the governor vows all remaining students will be brought home safely.

The latest news came in form of a press statement from the state commissioner for information and communications, Kingsley Fanwo. This brings the total of rescued students so far to twenty (20).

“Government’s data shows that only four students are still missing from Thursday’s abduction of CUSTECH students.

“Meanwhile, frantic efforts are being made to locate and rescue the four.

“Fierce gun battle between security agents and the kidnappers forced the kidnappers to abandon the six rescued students, with some escaping with severe injuries.

“The families of the six recently-rescued students have confirmed their safe return home as the first 14,” he said.

The state police command had reported that twenty-four (24) students were believed to have been abducted in the last Thursday attack on the institution.

The police authorities also added that fourteen (14) of the abducted students were rescued after a fierce battle with their abductors in a bush at Obajana over the weekend.

According to the statement, Governor Usman Ododo has expressed his appreciation to the joint security forces that carried out the operations, urging them to continue the search until the last student is found.


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