The Nigerian Joint Task Force (JTF) of Operation Hadarin Daji has rescued another seven female students of the Federal University of Gusau (FUGUS).
Recall that over 20 female students were abducted when bandits attacked an off-campus hostel in Sabon Gida village, Bungudu LGA of the State in the wee hours of Friday.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, the seven students were rescued alongside three male workers of Gupran Engineering Services Ltd.
The troops had earlier rescued six female students on Friday shortly after their abduction, bringing the total number of students rescued so far to 13.
The identities of the 13 rescued students were revealed to include Rukayya Sani Batola of Education Chemistry (200 Level); Merry Monday of Microbiology (300 Level); Maryam Salawuddeen of Accounting (300 Level); and Salamatu Jummai Dahiru, Microbiology (200 Level).
Some of the students were Fiddausi Abdulazeez of Education Biology (200 Level); Amamatullahi Asabe Dahiru of Education Chemistry (200 Level); Ketora Bulus of Education Physics (100 Level); Felicia Sunday of Computer Science (200 Level); and Jamila Ahmad of Biochemistry (200 Level).
Others were Aisha Aminu Ujong of Education Physics (Graduated); Mariya Abdulrahman Usman of English (400 level); Usaina Abdulrahman of Education English (100 Level); and Sa’adatu Aminu Abubakar of Education Biology.
The identities of the three rescued labourers of GUPRAN Engineering Services Ltd are Mustapha Abdullahi; Kamalu Shuaibu and Ishaq Idris
Reports had earlier claimed that the bandits split up into several batches, with the intention to move some of the kidnapped students to a forest in Niger State and others to the Magami axis where they engaged military personnel stationed along the route.