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Kidnapped Nigerian University Students Rescued by Security Forces in Kogi State

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Griffith Sarah

May 14, 2024

Community and National Response

Photo of Nigerian security forces in action during a rescue operation in Kogi State, with troops strategically positioned in a dense forest area, ready to advance. The image captures the intensity and urgency of the situation as they work to rescue kidnapped university students.
Operational Nigerian security forces

Maiduguri, Nigeria – On Sunday, Nigerian security forces successfully rescued students kidnapped from Confluence University of Science and Technology in Kogi State, along with other victims, as announced by the army and state officials.


The Kogi Information Commissioner, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, reported that the rescue operation included a shootout with the kidnappers, involving troops, other security agencies, and local vigilantes.


The kidnappers, overwhelmed by the security forces' firepower, abandoned nine students, who were then safely rescued. A security agent and a local hunter were injured during the operation. The state continues to enhance security measures to prevent future incidents.

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