Troops of the Operation Hadarin Daji of the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with the operative of the Zamfara Police Command have rescued the four kidnapped students of the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS).
This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer, Operation Hadarin Daji, Capt. Yahaya Ibrahim in Gusau on Sunday.
“The combined troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with state police command have rescued the four kidnapped students of the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS), who were abducted at their off campus hostels by the terrorists in Sabongida Community on Saturday.
“The rescue was successfully achieved after the troops responded to the distress call on the incident.
“The troops immediately mobilized and formed a blocking position at a possible withdrawal route which led to a heavy gun duel with the terrorists.
“During the encounter with our superiority force, the terrorists abandoned the victims around 12 midnight and they later were rescued by the troops,” Yahaya explained.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the gunmen had recently kidnapped 25 students of the same institution and nine construction workers at the same community.
The security operatives had so far rescued 13 students and three construction workers while the remaining victims were still in the bandits’ captivity.