Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, have successfully rescued two more students and a teacher of the Federal Government College Birnin Yauri.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said more troops have been deployed to the forests.
It said the abductees were rescued at Makuku during search and rescue operations with one of the bandits killed.
Solacebase had reported that two teachers and five students were earlier on Friday 18 June 2021 rescued by the gallant troops in a coordinated firefight with the kidnappers”.
According to the statement: “Troops of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation HADARIN DAJI supported by Nigerian Air Force component have rescued more abductees of the FGC Birnin Yawuri.
“One teacher and three students were rescued yesterday at Makuku, in the ongoing search and rescue operations. The troops also killed one bandit and recovered nine motorcycles and four handsets from the fleeing bandits.
“Additional troops have also been deployed to dominate the forest and deny the bandits freedom of action.