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“We won’t submit to terror’ – Kogi Govt speaks, promises safe recovery of abducted University students



"We won’t submit to terror’ – Kogi Govt speaks, promises safe recovery of abducted University students

Kogi State Government is resolute in its efforts to rescue the abducted students from Confluence University of Science and Technology, CUSTEC, Osara, Okene, safe and sound.

TopNaija understands that unidentified gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC), Osara, Okene in Kogi State on Thursday night.

Reports indicated that the bandits attacked the university at approximately 9.00 p.m. and kidnapped several students who were preparing for their upcoming exams.

In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, the state government assured the public of its effective handling of the situation.

The Kogi government affirmed its dedication to pursuing the kidnappers with the support of security forces, including local hunters, and reiterated its stance against terrorism.

The statement read, “Immediately the report was received, Governor Ahmed Ododo activated the security architecture to track the kidnappers and ensure the abducted students are rescued and the abductors apprehended.

“Hundreds of local hunters who understand the terrain, as well as the conventional security agents, are currently combing the area to ensure safe rescue of the abducted students who were kidnapped in the classrooms.

“So far, nine students have been reported missing.

“We wish to assure students, parents and the entire people of Kogi State that the Government is on top of the situation and all the abducted students will be rescued alive.

“Governor Ododo has also directed that security agents be positioned around all tertiary institutions in the State.

We wish to commend the local hunters and other security agents who rose stoutly to engage the kidnappers.

“Their gallantry and dedication ensured that the kidnappers did not have a field day which would have been more calamitous.

“The state government will spare nothing in ensuring that all the students abducted are safely rescued and reunited with their families.

We won’t submit to terror. We shall prevail.”

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