Troops rescue five students, two school staff kidnapped in Kebbi | The Guardian Nigeria News


Nigerian Army troops operating under the auspices of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ who have been on a hot pursuit of kidnappers and bandits following an abduction incident in Federal Government College, Birnin Yawuri Friday, rescued two teachers and five students after a fierce exchange of fire with the criminals.

The rescue followed an initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of today June 18, 2021 after trailing the kidnappers from Yawuri through Riyao to Sombo community, where the abductors who had split into two groups fled, with one group conveying the abducted children , while the second group conveyed rustled cattle.
According to the new army spokesman, Brog. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, “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 a.m and engaged them in a fire fight leading to the successful rescue of the teachers…

Source: Guardian Newspaper