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Kogi Govt Announce Release Of Six More Varsity Students From Kidnapper’s Den



10 Kidnapped Victims Rescued In Kogi 

On Tuesday, the Kogi State government announced the release of six more students who were kidnapped from the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC), in the state.

This current batch of brings the number of kidnapped students released to twenty.

News About Nigeria reported that last Thursday, the police announced that 14 students were rescued from the kidnapper’s den.

The announcement was contained in a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo.

In the statement, Fanwo revealed that security agents were able to facilitate the release of the students after a fierce gun battle with the kidnappers.

He further revealed that four students are still in the kidnapper’s custody.

He said, “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.

“Our data shows that there are four students yet to be found.”

Fanwa further noted that the Kogi State governor, Usman Ododo appreciates the effort of the security agencies in securing the release of the students.

He added that various measures have been put in place so there won’t be a reoccurrence of such incidence.

“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,” he stated.

Also speaking, the Kogi State commissioner of police confirmed the release of the six students, revealing that they have been reunited with their families.