The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of more students of the Federal Government College, Yauri, Kebbi State who were kidnapped by bandits on Thursday.
The Editor Nigeria reports one teacher and three students have been freshly rescued by the military from the custody of the bandits.
This development was confirmed to Naija News in a statement on Sunday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.
The statement noted that one teacher and three students were rescued by the military on Saturday while one of the bandits was killed and some items including motorcycles and handsets were recovered.
The Army statement reads: â€œTroops 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.â€
It will be recalled that two teachers and five students were earlier on Friday 18 June 2021 rescued by the gallant troops in a coordinated firefight with the kidnappers.