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Abducted King’s College student rescued, army says

The army did not disclose where or how the victim was rescued but said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.

• May 2, 2021
Nigerian troops
A photo of Nigerian troops used to illustrate the story [PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard News]

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) operating in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi States have rescued a kidnapped victim, spokesman of the task force, Major Ibrahim Shittu, disclosed in a statement on Sunday.

The victim, Kelvin Eze, who is a student of King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau, was kidnapped on April 29.

He added that the victim was rescued by the soldiers on May 1, at about 8:35 p.m.

Gunmen had invaded the college in the early hours of Thursday, April 29, and abducted one of the students.

Mr Shittu, who did not disclose where or how the victim was rescued, said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.

He explained that the feat was achieved via intense and sustained search and rescue operations carried out by the troops.

“The rescued student who is hale and hearty has since been reunited with other students in the college.

“The timely intervention of security personnel forced the bandits to abandon the other abductees as well,” he said.

Mr Shittu assured that OPSH would continue to work to ensure the safety of lives and property and towards entrenching lasting peace across its joint areas of operation.

The media officer further called on the residents of the state to support and cooperate with the task force by providing useful information that would stem the tide of insecurity in the state.

(NAN)

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