One of the students kidnapped on Thursday from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, has been killed during an exchange of gunfire between soldiers and bandits.
The incident was confirmed on Friday by the Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Task Force in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir.
Abdulkadir noted that four students and a teacher were rescued during the operation.
“In the early hours of this morning, we have come across the kidnappers. They came to our blocking point, and we engaged them,” Abdulkadir said.
“At that point, they abandoned five of the students and one of the teachers. Unfortunately, I think we have lost one of the students.”