At least nine students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State have regained freedom after soldiers ambushed fleeing bandits on Thursday night and rescued some of the students.
Rural Post gathered that at least 80 bandits had been neutralized during the ambush around Makuku village in Sakaba LGA of Kebbi State.
A resident of Sakaba LGA told the BBC Hausa service that some of the bandits have been trapped in a forest while soldiers have surrounded the area.
“After they abducted the students, the bandits fled through Rijau local government area in Niger State before passing through Sakaba were ambushed by the Military. Right now we have piled about 80 corpses of the bandits in a primary school in Makuku,” he said.
The Member representing Yauri in the National Assembly, Muhammed Bello Ngaski also speaking with the BBC confirmed that nine of the students have been rescued and that Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu has arrived Yauri to assess the level of damage in the school.
According to Ngaski: “On the school register, we have about 57 students missing but there is the possibility that some of the students had ran into the bush when the bandits attacked and we are still trying to trace them,” he said.