Following a rescue operation by the Joint Taskforce Component of Operation Hadari Daji, one of the abducted students from Federal Government College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State has died.
Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir, Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the North-West Zone, told reporters that five others, including four kids and a teacher, had been rescued from their abductors.
Abdulkadir, who didn’t disclose the name of the deceased student or the circumstances surrounding his death, stated that troops came into touch with the bandits in the early hours of today, June 18, and engaged them in a gunfight forcing them to flee without five pupils and a teacher.
“In the early hours of this morning, we have come across the kidnappers. They came to our blocking point, and we engaged them.
“At that point, they abandoned five of the students and one of the teachers. Unfortunately, I think we have lost one of the students.”
Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir also added that 155 animals were recovered at Jageme area in Magami District of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to him, the troops acted upon reliable information and recovered the animals which were fully loaded in 12 trucks after being sold to some persons at Yartasha Market in Magami District.
The commander, who also stated that investigations are ongoing to catch other purchasers and dealers of the rustled animals, adding that the rustled animals were trailed for around five days before being retrieved on Thursday night.
Source: Newzandar News