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Kebbi Abduction: Army Confirms Death Of One, Rescues 2 Teachers, 5 Students

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Kebbi Abduction: Army Confirms Death Of One, Rescues 2 Teachers, 5 StudentsNigerian Army has confirmed the death of a student of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi state.  

In a statement, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said so far, two teachers and five students have been freed.

The rescue followed an encounter with the abductors in the early hours of Friday.

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Nwachukwu said troops trailed them from Yauri through Riyao to Sombo community, where the kidnappers had split into two groups.

One conveyed the abducted students, while the other conveyed rustled cattle.

Ground forces and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) intercepted the groups at about 2.30 am and engaged them in a fire.

The battle led to the release of the teachers and students as well as the recovery of 800 cattle rustled by the bandits.

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He stated;

The gallant troops are still on the heels of the kidnappers in order to rescue the remaining abductees still in captivity.

Read the army statement below.

FGC Yauri Attack: Troops Rescue some Teachers, Students, Recover 800 Cows

Nigerian Army troops operating under the auspices of Operation Hadarin Daji who have been on a hot pursuit of kidnappers and bandits following an unfortunate abduction incident in Federal Government College, Birnin Yawuri yesterday 17 June 2021 have so far, rescued two Teachers and five students after a fierce exchange of fire with the criminals.

The rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of today 18 June 2021 after trailing the kidnappers from Yawuri through Riyao to Sombo community, where the kidnappers who had split into two groups fled, with one group conveying the abducted children , while the second group conveyed rustled cattle.

The Land troops in conjunction with elements of the Nigerian Air Force, who provided close air support during the rescue mission intercepted the two groups at about 2.30 am and engaged them in a fire fight leading to the successful rescue of the teachers and students. The troops also recovered 800 cattle rustled by the bandits.
The gallant troops are still on the heels of the kidnappers in order to rescue the remaining abductees still in captivity.

Sadly, a casualty was recorded during the exchange. A female student was found to have given up the ghost as a result of exhaustion. The rescued teachers and students will be handed over to the Kebbi State Government.

The Nigerian Army appreciates the cooperation so far from good spirited citizens and wish to solicit for more. The Chief of Army Staff Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya has directed the Commander to spare no effort until all the abducted persons are safely rescued and reunited with their loved ones.

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