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FGC Birnin Yauri Kebbi State kidnapping: Father of four victims reveal how Army mistakenly killed students during rescue

At least 58 students of Federal Government College, Yauri Kebbi State are still missing after gunmen kidnapped them on Thursday.

Yauri abduction rescue mission suffered a set back after Nigerian Army soldiers mistakenly shot and killed students during a gun battle with the bandits.

This is coming after the gunmen killed one of the kidnapped students from Federal Government College Yauri in the northwest state of Kebbi.

Now Sani Shuaibu (not real name) who is a father to four of the children in the kidnapper’s hands has revealed a sad secret to the BBC.

The man shared some of the videos and pictures sent to him by the gunmen (some as early as few hours ago) on the situation of his children.

The father who has been in Yauri town since Thursday talked about his heartbreak after they found his daughter’s dead body.

Three students were killed in a crossfire between bandits and soldiers in an attempt to rescue the abducted students.

Parents of the students say more than 60 students and eight teachers of Federal Government College, Yauri Kebbi State are still missing.

Gunmen invaded the unity school in Yauri last Thursday 17 June.

“It is a feeling I don’t pray for any father to experience.

“Anybody that sends their children to school is not expecting to see their dead body.”

“Already she has asthma so she is someone who needs special attention and medication and this people don’t care at all.”

The father said since Thursday no food or sleep for him and the mother and infact the mother collapsed and has been in the hospital for days now.

“The mother is in the hospital as I speak to you because of what has happened.”

“Among my remaining 3 children still with them, another one is sick and in need of medical attention, I pray those ones come out alive.”

The father said the gunmen haven’t asked for ransom but say the condition is for government to release some of their men in detention.

“The painful part of all of these is that the government hasn’t reached out to any of us parents since this thing happened.”

Reports on Friday said the Nigerian Army has rescued some of the FGC Yauri students, about three of them.

This is the seventh high profile school kidnapping in northern Nigeria in six months.

This is after it happened in Kankara, Jangebe, Greenfield, School of foresty, Kagara , Tegina and Nuhu Bamalli poly in Zaria.


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