Rescue Operation Success: Nigerian Army Frees Abducted Nasarawa State University Students

Rescue Operation Success: Nigerian Army Frees Abducted Nasarawa State University Students


In a significant development, the Nigerian military announced on Thursday that they had successfully liberated four undergraduate students from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, who had been abducted from their dormitory.

Kidnapping Incident:

The incident unfolded when armed men forcibly entered the students’ residence located in Angwan Kaare, within the Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The perpetrators abducted the undergraduates, marking a distressing episode in the region. This alarming situation was initially reported by The PUNCH.

Successful Liberation:

However, on Thursday, the tide turned as the Nigerian Army’s 117 Battalion based in Keffi achieved a remarkable feat by securing the release of the kidnapped students.

This remarkable rescue was made possible through unwavering determination and consistent pressure on the abductors.

Military’s Heroic Efforts:

Lieutenant Colonel Auwalu Inuwa, the commanding officer of the 117 Battalion, Keffi, provided details about the rescue operation.

He highlighted the painstaking efforts exerted by the military officers, ultimately leading to the discovery of the students.

The undergraduates were found concealed in the dense bushes near Angwan Gauta within the Keffi Local Government Area.

Identity of the Rescued Students:

Among the students who had been successfully saved, Lieutenant Colonel Inuwa mentioned the names Rahila Hanya, Josephine Gershon, Rosemary Samuel, and Goodness Samuel.

Medical Evaluation and Reunion:

The commanding officer emphasized that the rescued students would undergo thorough medical examinations to ensure their well-being.

Once they receive a clean bill of health, they will be reunited with their relieved families.

This successful rescue operation stands as a testament to the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian military in safeguarding the lives and security of the nation’s citizens.

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