July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

PICTORIAL: Troops Rescue Remaining 8 Kogi Varsity Students In Kwara

Troops of the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies, have successfully rescued eight more students of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, Kogi State.

The students had been taken hostage by terrorists and were found in a dense forest near Oro Ago Village in Kwara State.

According to a statement on the Nigerian Army verified X handle, the rescue operation followed an intensive clearance mission by the combined forces, who conducted a swift and comprehensive search of nearby forests and villages to locate the remaining abducted students.

The statement further revealed that the search efforts were concentrated along the Gbugu, Pategi, and Oro Ago Axis, including areas such as Babasango and Babanla.

During the mission, the troops detected the movement of the terrorists attempting to relocate their hostages.

The statement further reads, “As troops approached the terrorists’ location, the terrorists abandoned the students and fled into the forest.

“The rescued students have been safely evacuated and handed over to the authorities of Kogi State Government for further action and reunion with their families.”

The Nigerian Army attributed the success of the operation to the commitment of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to ensuring the safety and security of citizens, particularly in regions afflicted by terrorist activities.

The Nigerian Army further encouraged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest security agency, as collective efforts are crucial in the fight against terrorism and criminality in the region.

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