Army Rescues Abducted King’s College Student

The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) operating in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi States have rescued a kidnapped victim.

In a statement on Sunday, spokesman of the task force, Major Ibrahim Shittu, said the victim, Kelvin Eze, is a student of King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Shittu noted that the victim, who was kidnapped on April 29, was rescued by the soldiers on May 1, at about 8:35 p.m.

The task force spokesman recalled that gunmen had invaded the college in the early hours of Thursday, April 29, and abducted one of the students.

Shittu, who did not disclose where or how the victim was rescued, said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.

He explained that the feat was achieved via intense and sustained search and rescue operations carried out by the troops.

“The rescued student who is hale and hearty has since been reunited with other students in the college.

“The timely intervention of security personnel forced the bandits to abandon the other abductees as well,” he said.

Shittu assured that OPSH would continue to work to ensure the safety of lives and property and towards entrenching lasting peace across its joint areas of operation.

The media officer further called on the residents of the state to support and cooperate with the task force by providing useful information that would stem the tide of insecurity in the state.

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