- Nigerian Army troops have rescued six Kaduna secondary school students who were abducted on their way to school
- The troops swung into action after receiving information that bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway had abducted the students
- One of the bandits was killed during the ensuing firefight while the rest scampered into the forest
- The troops are combing the entire forest in search of the bandits
Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state abducted on their way to school on Thursday morning, October 10.
The deputy director, public relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
Legit.ng gathers that Idimah said: “The troops who were on routine patrol in the general area received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway have waylaid some students on their way to school and abducted them.
“Troops immediately swung into action and gave the bandits a hot chase.
“On sighting the troops, the bandits engaged them in a firefight but had to surrender to the superior firepower of the troops.
“Following the firefight, one of the bandits was neutralized while the rest scampered into different directions of the forest with gunshot wounds.”
He explained that all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and re-united with their families.
Idimah added that one AK47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a pump action gun with ten cartridges were recovered by the troops.
According to him, the troops are currently combing the entire forest in search of the bandits.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Government Technical Secondary School located at Maraban Kajuru community, Kajuru local government area of Kadun, was attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who abducted the school’s principal.
The development came on the heels of the abduction of six female students of Engraver’s College, Kakau Daji village in Chikun local government area of the state, by suspected kidnappers last week.
A source from the state government reportedly disclosed that over 20 gunmen stormed the premises of the technical school around 12 midnight on Thursday, October 10, and proceeded to shoot sporadically into the air to scare teachers and students.
The gunmen subsequently took the school principal away from his residence to an unknown location.
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