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Kebbi Abduction: Troops Rescue Another Teacher, Three Students

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Mainok Airstrike: Army Confirms Killing Of Officer, Six SoldiersNigerian army says three more students abducted from Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri, in Kebbi state, have been rescued.

Recall that on Friday, some of the abductees were rescued by troops; however, one of the kidnapped students was killed.

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A statement signed on Sunday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed that one teacher and three students were rescued on Saturday at Makuku in the ongoing search and rescue operations.

According to the statement, the troops also killed one bandit, recovered nine motorcycles and four phones from the fleeing bandits.

Nwachukwu also noted that additional troops have now been deployed to dominate the forest.

Nwachukwu said the abductees were rescued by troops of operation Hadarin Daji on Saturday.

The incident is the latest in a series of increasing school abductions across the country.

Bandits had attacked the school in the early hours of Thursday, whisking away a yet to be confirmed number of students and teachers.

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Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the Northwest zone, Air Commodore Abubakar Abdulkadir, in a communique on Friday said the troops came in contact with the bandits in the early hours of the day and engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to abandon five students, and a teacher.

Air Commodore Abdulkadir also disclosed that 11 trucks of rustled cows were also intercepted in Zamfara State.

He said troops got credible intelligence about the rustled animals and were instructed to lay an ambush which led to the recovery of the cattle.

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