Troops rescue some abducted FGC Yawuri students,teachers
Nokai Origin, Abuja
The troops of the Army operating under the auspices of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued two Teachers and five students abducted from Federal Government College, Birnin Yawuri, after a fierce exchange of fire with the criminals.
A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the troops who have been on a hot pursuit of kidnappers and bandits following the unfortunate abduction incident.
The rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of 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 and 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 dead from exhaustion. The rescued teachers and students will be handed over to the Kebbi State Government.
The Nigerian Army in the statement appreciates the cooperation from good spirited citizens and wishes to solicit for more as 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.