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Nigerian Army confirms rescue of 5 abducted Kaduna college students


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Troops of I Division FCC Nigerian Army has rescued five of the students of the  College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna who were kidnapped by bandits on March 11, Army Headquarters says.

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The Kaduna State Government had earlier announced the rescue in a statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

Similarly, the Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, in another statement on Wednesday in Abuja, gave the names of the rescued students as Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk, Amina Yusuf and Maryam Danladi.

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According to him, the rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna.

According to him, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, I Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen Danjuma Alli-Keffi, has commended the troops for their effort.

“He charged them not to rest on their oars until all kidnap victims are rescued and returned to their families,” he said.


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