Troops Rescue Seven More Zamfara Varsity Students, Three Construction Workers

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued more seven female students of Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State and three construction workers who were kidnapped by bandits.
Recall that on Friday, September 22, 2023, armed bandits broke into three hostels around and abducted many students including females.
The personnel of the Nigerian Army engaged the terrorists in a shootout and rescued six female students during the Friday saga.
This brings to 13, the number of students rescued so far by the troops in addition to three construction workers.
The identities of the 13 students rescued so far include Rukayya Sani Batola of Education Chemistry (200 Level); Merry Monday of Microbiology (300 Level); Maryam Salawuddeen of Accounting (300 Level); and Salamatu Jummai Dahiru, Microbiology (200 Level).
Some of the students were Fiddausi Abdulazeez of Education Biology (200 Level); Amamatullahi Asabe Dahiru of Education Chemistry (200 Level); Ketora Bulus of Education Physics (100 Level); Felicia Sunday of Computer Science (200 Level); and Jamila Ahmad of Biochemistry (200 Level).
Others were Aisha Aminu Ujong of Education Physics (Graduated); Mariya Abdulrahman Usman of English (400 level); Usaina Abdulrahman of Education English (100 Level); and Sa’adatu Aminu Abubakar of Education Biology.
The identities of the three rescued labourers of GUPRAN Engineering Services Ltd are Mustapha Abdullahi; Kamalu Shuaibu and Ishaq Idris.
A military personnel who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the rescue of the abducted students and construction workers.
He noted that following the prompt response of troops of land and air components of the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji, a total of 13 students and three construction workers who were carrying out projects at the university have regained freedom.
Reacting, the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) Zamfara on Monday, also confirmed the rescue of 13 students and three others who were abducted by gunmen.
The university confirmed the development through its verified twitter handle @officialFUGUS.
“In a remarkable turn of events, 16 individuals, 13 students and three labourers have regained their freedom, thanks to the swift and courageous efforts of the military.
“We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Almighty for granting them the strength and resilience to endure this ordeal.
“The rescue operation conducted by the dedicated members of the military demonstrated unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our citizens,” it added.

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