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BREAKING: Some Abducted Kogi Varsity Students Rescued- Kogi Govt

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BREAKING: Some Abducted Kogi Varsity Students Rescued- Kogi Govt

Lokoja, Kogi State– The Kogi State Police command in conjunction with the local Vigilantes have rescued some students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Okene.

Recalled the students were kidnapped while reading for their upcoming exams on Thursday night, when the Gunmen invaded  into the university around 9 p.m.

In a statement issued on Sunday, May 12, 2024,  by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo.

The statement read, “This is to inform the general public that some of the students abducted by gunmen at the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, have been rescued safely by local hunters and other security agents.

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“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.”

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Fanwo added that security agents are “currently combing the forests” to rescue the remaining students in captivity.

While the number of rescued students remains unknown, the government attributed the rescue operation to the dominant show of firepower by security operatives and local vigilante men over the kidnappers.

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It would be recalled on Friday, Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo alleged that there was an insider collaboration in the abduction of the nine students.

He said, “We installed CCTV cameras in all the classrooms and the entire perimeter of the university campus yet on the day of the attack, our investigation so far revealed that all the cameras were switched off and this can only be attributed to sabotage by internal collaborators.”

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