Barely twenty-four hours after about 80 students were forcefully kidnapped by armed bandits at Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi State, some students on Friday managed to escape, Vanguard has reported.

A reliable source who resides in Yauri confirmed to Vanguard, that some security agencies had launched an aerial bombardment in the forest where the kidnappers were hiding. The source added that he saw at least 80 dead bodies of the bandits.

He stated that, contrary to reports that, the students were rescued, he said that they took advantage of the bombardment and escaped. He, however, could not give the exact number of the escapees he said a handful of them had escaped.

The press secretary to Yauri Emirate, Mallam Ibrahim, said the governor of Kebbi State Senator Bagudu Atiku is already in Yauri to assess the level of damage in the school after the students were kidnapped.

“Yes, we heard some students had escaped but we are not sure but we will wait for the governor when he comes to the palace he said.

When contacted on the matter, the police public relations officer Dsp Nafiu Abubakar said he is not aware but will find out and get back to us.

GreenWhiteGreen GWG had earlier reported the death of one of the kidnapped students during the exchange of gunfire between the bandits and the military.

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