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Boko Haram: Men Of The Nigerian Army rescues 3 students in Borno State

The Nigerian Army on Monday rescued three students of Federal Government Girls College, Maiduguri from the insurgents in Borno State.

Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), disclosed this while presenting the rescued victims to their families in Maiduguri.

The commander said that the students, including two females, were abducted alongside one male student on Maiduguri-Gubio Road on Sunday.

The rescued students were identified as Wommi Laja, Ammo Laja and Kingi Laja,

The commander added that the students were rescued after a gun duel between the insurgents and Lt. Col. Idris Yusuf, Commander of the 158 Battalion Gubio, NAN reports.

Adeniyi said that the soldier pursued the insurgents and rescued the students unhurt.

“On Feb. 9, Boko Haram insurgents came with 15 gun trucks between Magumeri and Gubio. They did a snap operation in less than two minutes and kidnapped three students.

“The students were said to be wearing school uniforms which made it easy for them to be identified. The insurgents are against western education and they abducted them.

“The commanding officer mobilised the troops and went after the insurgents’ with the help of the locals who provided intelligence.

“We are happy the students are here with us safe and sound,” he said.

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