Soldiers foil abduction of schoolchildren by bandits in Kaduna
The Nigerian army has stated that it foiled the attempt of gunmen suspected to be bandits to kidnap some students of Turkish International Secondary School in Kaduna.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the school is located at the Rigachikun axis of the state.
This was contained in a statement released on Friday, March 12 by the army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima.
The army spokesman said the troops of the quick response force of division 1 were alerted to protect the school, following a tip-off of a planned attack by bandits.
Yerima noted that the troops responded to another distress call that bandits had had stormed the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi LGA.
He said the troops responded to the call by swiftly moving to protect the school from bandits, who had gained access by breaking through the perimeter fence.
The army spokesperson said the rescued students have been evacuated to a safe place, while the injured are presently receiving medical attention at a military facility.
“The troops swiftly moved to Afaka and decisively engaged the armed bandits. Following the fire fight, troops were able to rescue 180 persons, comprising 132 male students, 40 female students and 8 civilian staff,” he said.
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