Kogi Varsity kidnap: Remaining 8 Students rescued in Kwara forest

Kogi Varsity kidnap: Remaining 8 Students rescued in Kwara forest


The remaining eight kidnapped students of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara., have been rescued

It was gathered that the students were rescued during a joint operation in a Kwara state forest carried, out in collaboration with the government of the state.

Commissioner for Information , Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement on Sunday said that the Governor has directed full support towards the recovery of the students and their parents, while modalities are being put in place to make Kogi safer for all.

“The Government of Kogi State expresses profound gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for directing the mobilization of resources to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped students. We also thank the National Security Adviser immensely for his commitment to the release of the students and the general security of the State.

The Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the Director General of DSS, the Inspector General of Police and all the officers and men of the Armed Forces that put in their best as well as the Pilots, did a wonderful job to support us in reuniting the kidnapped students with their families,”.

He equally commended
Kogi State Commands of all the security agencies, Police, DSS, NSCDC and local hunters for their efforts towards this feat.

According to him “Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo also expresses immense gratitude to his Kwara State counterpart, Governor AbdulRahmam AbdulRazak for his personal commitment, cooperation and support towards the success of the operation that led to the rescue of the remaining kidnapped students.

“The Kwara State Governor showed the reason he is effectively leading the Nigerian Governors Forum. His actions have also reinforced the Kogi/Kwara cooperation and unity of purpose”.

“Now that the remaining students have been rescued, our administration will continue the drive to recalibrate our security architecture and pay an uncompromising attention to the Safe School Initiative. As the State with the lowest out of school children in the North, we have put structures in place to keep our schools safe to ensure every child is not deprived of his or her right to education.

Kogi has domesticated the Child Rights Act and we will defend the right of our children to quality education. In Kogi State, education is free up to the Secondary School level.

“We also pay the registration fees for our students to write all internal and external examinations with a budgetary allocation that is way above the UNESCO benchmark for education.

“We do all of these to educate our children and make them responsible contributors to the economy of Nigeria”, Fanwo said.

He urged citizens to always volunteer intelligence to security agencies to enable them to prevent crime.

“All of us must come together to defeat banditry, kidnapping and any form of criminality in our society”.he added.