The military has disclosed that one of the abducted students of Federal Government College, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, has died while five others have been rescued.
Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir disclosed this to Journalists, he said five others, comprising four students and a teacher have been rescued.
Abdulkadir who did not reveal the identity of the student that died or how it happened, said troops came in contact with the bandits in the early hours of Friday, June 18, and engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to abandon five of the students 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,” he said.
“At that point, they abandoned five of the students and one of the teachers. Unfortunately, I think we have lost one of the students.”
Saddened by the development, Emir of Zuru, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Sani Sami (rtd) has charged the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8th Division Sokoto, Maj. Gen. U. A. Yusuf, to engage his men in more aggressive patrols and effective smart ambushes on the insurgents in the area