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Kogi: More students rescued, four still missing



The Kogi State Government has announced that six more students have been rescued bringing the number of rescued students to 20. 

“Our data shows that there are four students yet to be found,” Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communications made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

“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.” 

Nine students had been rescued first while five others were found the following morning after the kidnap incident.

The government said that families of the six students have confirmed that they have arrived home. 

“The Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alh Ahmed Usman Ododo has expressed deep appreciation to the Joint Forces that carried out the operations, urging them to continue the search until the last student is found,” the statement continued. 

“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.”

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