Breaking: Nigerian Army Rescue 307 Students As Bandits Attack Another Kaduna School
Troops of Nigerian Army have foiled another attempt by bandits to abduct students at Government Science Secondary school in the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Sunday during a press conference in the state.
Between the late hours of Saturday night and the early hours of today, suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area, in an attempt to kidnap the students.
Fortunately, the students utilized the security warning system in place, and were thus able to alert security forces in the area. The security forces comprising the troops of the Nigerian Army, Police and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee.
Aruwan stated that the military and the police were still on the trail of the armed bandits.
He explained that following head count by the school management, Kaduna State Government confirmed that all 307 students have been verified safe and present, stressing that the attempted kidnap was foiled completely and no student was taken from the school.
Similarly, the Commissioner revealed that troops of the Nigerian Airforce foiled another attack by bandits at Kaduna International airport senior staff quarters around Ifira village in the Igabi local government area.
Aruwan noted that the attempt was also foiled as troops of the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army engaged and repelled them, with several of them escaping with gunshot wounds.
According to him, Kaduna State Government acknowledges the efforts of the security agencies in the recent rescue of 180 students in the vicinity of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, pointing out that these efforts have being mentioned in interviews given by some of the rescued students.
Meanwhile, the state government says it is intensifying effort to rescue others that are still in captivity.