- Gallant Nigerian soldiers took on bandits who abducted many kidnapped Kaduna students and free most of the captives
- The state government on Friday, March 12, reported that the number of rescued person was 180, concluding students and staff members
- However, the government said some other students are still missing
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According to the commissioner for internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, 172 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi local government area of the state have been rescued.
Aruwan, on his Facebook page on Friday, March 12, said that the rescue operation was carried out by troops of the Nigerian Army.
The commissioner revealed that 130 male students, 42 female students, and eight staff members were set free from the kidnappers' den.
He went on to state that some students are still nowhere to be found at the moment.
"The troops successfully rescued 180 citizens; 42 female students, eight staff and 130 male students. However, about 30 students, a mix of males and females, are yet to be accounted for.
"Some of the rescued students were injured and presently receiving medical attention at a military facility.
"Pictures of some of the rescued persons, and the broken perimeter fence, are attached to this update."
Earlier, a gang of gunmen on Friday kidnapped many female students of the Federal College Of Forestry Mechanisation in Birnin Gwari local government area, Kaduna state.
The tragedy had been confirmed by Aruwan. He also reported that investigations into the attack to ascertain the number of victims was ongoing.
It was also gathered that no male student of the school was abducted by the gang. Residents in the area told journalists that the criminals took their captives to an unknown destination.
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