More students from the Federal Government College in Yauri, Kebbi State, were kidnapped by bandits on Thursday, according to the Nigerian Army.
NEWS DIRECT has the story. One instructor and three students were just freed from the bandits’ custody by the military.
Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, confirmed the news to NEWS DIRECT in a statement on Sunday.
The military rescued one instructor and three students on Saturday, while one of the bandits was slain and some things, including motorcycles and cellphones, were retrieved, according to the statement.
The Army statement reads: “Troops of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation HADARIN DAJI supported by Nigerian Air Force component have rescued more abductees of the FGC Birnin Yawuri.
“One teacher and three students were rescued yesterday at Makuku, in the ongoing search and rescue operations.
“The troops also killed one bandit and recovered nine motorcycles and four handsets from the fleeing bandits.
”Additional troops have also been deployed to dominate the forest and deny the bandits freedom of action.”
It may be noted that on Friday, June 18, 2021, two instructors and five pupils were rescued by courageous forces in a concerted shootout with the captors.