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CUSTECH attack: 6 more students rescued, data reveals 4 yet to be found 

The Kogi state government has announced that  6 more students kidnapped have been rescued, bringing the number to  20, saying its data shows that 4 more are yet to be found.
According to a press statement issued and signed by Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communication and made available to Journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday, adding that the fierce gun battle between security agents and the kidnappers forced the kidnappers to succumb to superior firepower and abandon the kidnapped students. Some of the kidnappers escaped with severe injuries.
The statement reads,  “Nine students had been rescued first while five others were found the following morning. The families of the six students just rescued have confirmed that the students have arrived home.
“The Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Ahmed Usman Ododo has expressed deep appreciation to the Joint Forces that carried out the operations, urging them to continue the search until the last student is found.
“We wish to assure the public that the security architecture around our schools has been recalibrated for efficiency and early warning alarm to prevent future occurrence”.