Troops Rescue Abducted Kogi Varsity Students, Others

The Nigerian Army said its operatives have rescued nine abducted students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Osara, Kogi State.

Troops, alongside other security agencies and local vigilantes, conducted a search operation, encountering kidnappers’ scouts in the vicinity of the Osara Forests.

WikkiTimes gathered that the bandits had on Friday attacked CUSTECH and abducted several students.

In its official X account, Nigerian explained that a fierce firefight ensued, with the superior firepower of the troops leading to the kidnappers abandoning the students, who were subsequently rescued.

“In the North Central region, troops deployed for the search and rescue of the abducted students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology in Osara, Kogi State. The superior firepower of the troops led to the kidnappers abandoning 9 of the kidnapped students, who were subsequently rescued.

Additionally, troops in various regions of Nigeria have conducted successful operations, rescuing abducted victims and dealing significant blows to terrorist groups.

“In a separate operation in North West of Zamfara State, troops demonstrated their rapid response capabilities, when they received a distress call concerning the abduction of two locals by violent extremists in Danzara Village, Kanoma District, within the Maru Local Government Area. The extremists, who had seized the victims in a red Golf car, were pursued by the troops. A confrontation ensued, forcing the kidnappers to flee and abandon the hostages without harm.

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“In a similar vein, the proactive efforts of the troops were on display in Katsina State, where troops responded to an abduction report in the Solar General Area of Batsari Local Government Area. Troops engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun battle, compelling them to abandon 17 kidnap victims, who were later safely returned to the care of Batsari Local Government officials.

“In the Northeastern State of Borno, a notable incident occurred when Alhaji Wosai, identified as a notorious member of the Boko Haram Terrorists operating within the Garno Village, in Dikwa Local Government Area, voluntarily surrendered to troops. Wosai handed over his AK-47 rifle and a magazine containing two rounds of ammunition.

The statement added that the success of the operations indicated the army’s efforts in combating terrorism and ensuring the safety and security of citizens.

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