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Many months later, remaining abducted Zamfara university students, freed



Many months later, the remaining staff and students of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, who were abducted on September 22, 2023, have regained freedom.

Bandits had invaded their hostels in Sabon-Gida community of the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara, abducting over 20 students.

The abductees were mostly ladies.

After several efforts by the university authorities and family members, some of the captives were released after months, but 23 remained in captivity.

According to Daily Trust, the remaining students were rescued by security forces on Sunday.

“They were released at Kuncin Kalgo in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state and handed over to government officials on Sunday. A total of 23 persons in all,” said a source with direct knowledge of the development.

The source added that some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who were abducted in Sokoto State have also been rescued.

Zamfara is one of the badly affected states in the campaign of violence bandits unleashed on North West residents.


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