Nigerian Army Successfully Rescues Four Kidnapped Students in Zamfara.
The Nigerian Army has announced a successful operation to rescue four students from the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State who were kidnapped over the weekend.
In a statement on Sunday, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, representing the Force Information Officer for Operation Hadarin Daji, revealed that the two students, a male and a female, were taken from their off-campus hostel in the Sabon Garin Damba area of Gusau around 9 pm on Saturday.
An eyewitness reported the abduction and mentioned that despite security forces attempting to scare away the kidnappers with gunshots, the criminals managed to escape with the two students.
Captain Ibrahim explained that a collaborative effort between the army and the Nigerian Police involved establishing a blocking position along a possible escape route, leading to a firefight with the terrorists.
The statement emphasized, “In a rapid response to distress calls, the joint forces of Operation Hadarin Daji, alongside the Nigerian police in Zamfara state, successfully rescued four students from the Federal University Gusau.
The students had been abducted by terrorists late in the evening on Saturday, 14th October 2023, from their off-campus residence in Sabon Gida under the Damba area of Gusau LGA in Zamfara state.
“This rescue operation unfolded as our forces swiftly responded to the students’ distress calls. They quickly mobilized and established a blocking position along a potential escape route, resulting in a significant firefight with the terrorists.
“The terrorists were compelled to abandon the victims and retreat due to the superior firepower of our troops. During the confrontation around midnight, two of the students managed to escape, while the remaining two—a male and a female—were safely rescued by our troops.”