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Troops rescue seven Zamfara varsity students

Troops rescue seven Zamfara varsity students
September 25
10:43 2023

The Joint Task Force (JTF) of Operation Hadarin Daji has rescued another seven female students of the Federal University of Gusau (FUG) in Zamfara.

On Friday, bandits attacked the university and made away with over 20 students from their rented lodge in Sabon Gida, Bungudu LGA of the state.

According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on 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.


This means a total of 13 students have been rescued so far.

The names of the freed students are as follows:

Name Course Matric number Level State
Rukayya Sani Batola Educ Chemistry 2110405077 200 Level Zamfara
Merry Monday MCB 2010301126 300 Level
Maryam Salawuddeen Accounting 191020106 300 Level Osun
Salamatu Jummai Dahiru MCB 2110301034 200 LEVEL
Fiddausi Abdulazeez Edu Biology 2110404008 200 Level
Amamatullahi Asabe Dahiru Education Chemistry 2110405010 200 Level
Ketora Bulus Education Physics 2210407027 100 Level Kaduna
Felicia Sunday Computer Science 2110308127 200 Level Osun
Jamila Ahmad BCH 2220304001 200 LEVEL Kogi
Aisha Aminu Ujong Edu Physics 1710113023 GRADUATED Cross River
Mariya Abdulrahman Usman English 1810103018 400 Level Katsina
Usaina Abdulrahman Education English 2210402007 100 Level Katsina
Saadatu Aminu Abubakar Education Biology 2010404011

In a statement on Sunday, President Bola Tinubu directed security agencies to rescue “the remaining female students abducted by terrorists”.


In June, students of the university protested the rising cases of abduction in the Sabon-Gida and Dama communities.

Five students were abducted from the College of Health Science and Technology in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state in June.

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