25th June 2024
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JUST IN: 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, May 14, 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.”

He said Governor Ahmed 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.

The Nation had reported that bandits on Thursday, May 9, invaded the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC), Osara, Okene in Kogi, and abducted some student

However, Governor Ododo assured the parents and the entire residents of Kogi state that the abducted students of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC), Osara, Okenese, would be rescued.

The police later confirmed that 14 students had been rescued.

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