Six More CUSTECH Students Rescued by Security Agencies in Kogi 

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

Six more students of Confluence University of Science and Technology CUSTECH, Osara, who kidnapped by unknown gunmen, have been rescued, following the combined efforts of security agencies, local hunters and vigilance group.

This was contained in a statement on the update of the situation in CUSTECH, signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo.

Unknown gunmen had attacked the institution last Thursday night, and abducted many students. But as at yesterday, at least 20 victims had been reunited with their parents.

“The Kogi State Government wishes to announce the rescue of six more students, bringing the number of kidnapped students rescued to twenty (20). 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 , 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,” the commissioner stated.

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