Kogi Govt pledges swift action to rescue kidnapped CUSTECH students

By Innocent Raphael

The Kogi State government has pledged unwavering efforts to secure the safe return of students abducted by bandits at the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Kogi State.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Femi Fanwo, the government affirmed its commitment to rescuing the students who were kidnapped on Thursday.

According to the statement, nine students have been reported missing thus far, prompting a swift response from local hunters and security personnel who engaged the kidnappers.

The government lauded their bravery, emphasizing that their actions prevented a potentially more dire situation.

“We won’t submit to terror. We shall prevail,” declared the government, vowing to spare no effort in ensuring the safe rescue and reunion of the abducted students with their families.

It further reiterated that hundreds of local hunters, along with conventional security forces, are currently conducting search operations in the area where the students were taken from classrooms.

“Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo has directed heightened security measures around all tertiary institutions in the state to forestall further incidents,” it read.

The government assured students, parents, and the entire populace of Kogi State that it remains vigilant and determined to ensure the safe return of all abducted students.

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