UPDATE ON CUSTECH ATTACK RESCUE OPERATION: 6 MORE STUDENTS RESCUED.

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By correspondent in Lokoja.

The Kogi State Government has announced the rescue of six more students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology,Osara,bringing the number of kidnapped students rescued to twenty (20).

Kingsley Femi Fanwo,
Commissioner for Information and Communications, made the disclosure in a statement he signed and copied The Reporters on Tuesday in Lokoja.

He wrote:”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.

” Nine students had been rescued first while five others were found the following morning. The families of the six students just rescued have confirmed that the students have arrived home.

“The Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh Ahmed Usman Ododo has 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.”

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