The Nigerian army says it has foiled the attempt of bandits to abduct another set of students in Turkish International Secondary School, Kaduna.
In a statement issued on Friday, army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, 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 stormed the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi LGA.
He said the troops responded to the call by swiftly moving to ensure protection of 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.
It was reported on Friday that Gunmen Attacked Kaduna School, Abducting Students
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