Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji who have been on a pursuit of kidnappers, following the abduction of students at Federal Government College, Birnin have so far, rescued two Teachers and five students after a fierce exchange of fire with the criminals.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army Bridgadier General Onyema Nwachukwu says thehe rescue is sequel to initial encounter with the abductors in the early hours of today 18 June 2021 after trailing the kidnappers from Yawuri through Riyao to Sombo community,
where the kidnappers who had split into two groups fled, with one group conveying the abducted children , while the second group conveyed rustled cattle.
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 am and engaged them in a fire fight leading to the successful rescue of the teachers and students.
800 cattles were recovered While a casualty was recorded during the exchange.
A female student was found to have given up the ghost as a result of exhaustion.