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Abducted Students of CUSTECH Rescued

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Abducted Students of CUSTECH Rescued

Some of the abducted Students of the Confluence University of Technology, Osara, Kogi State have been rescued.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Femi Fanwo has said.

The students were rescued safely by local hunters and other security agents, hours after the Executive Governor of the State, His Excellency Alh Ahmed Usman Ododo visited the institution to assure parents of his commitment to rescuing the students.

It said that the local vigilante men and security agents engaged the kidnappers in a fierce shootout and the kidnappers succumbed to superior firepower and escaped with gun wounds, leaving the kidnapped students who also ran in different directions to avoid being caught up in the fire exchange.

“Many of the students kidnapped and even other people in captivity have been rescued and taken to medical facilities for proper attention, while many others were also rescued in the early hours of today.

Security agents are currently combing the forests to ensure all the kidnapped students are found and brought home safely.
In the sporadic gun battle to rescue our dear students, a local hunter and a DSS operative sustained injuries and they are currently receiving medical attention, the statement noted.

It reads in part, “We commend our local hunters and all the conventional security agents for their bravery and gallantry. Of special commendation is the DSS for acting on credible intelligence to coordinate a fearless confrontation on the outlaws. The security agencies have once again demonstrated why Kogi State will remain an uncomfortable place for bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.
7. The success recorded so far is a clear testament of the readiness of Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo to ensure adequate and uncompromising security for the people of Kogi State.
8. We urge residents to report anyone with gun wounds found in their communities to law enforcement agents.’

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