The Nigerian military troops has foiled a fresh attack that was launched on another Secondary School in Kaduna and how it rescued one hundred and eighty (180) students.
The attempt was said to have been made by armed bandits on Friday on students of the Turkish International Secondary School, Kaduna State. This is coming a few days after students of the Federal College of Forest Mechanisation were also kidnapped and a few of them got released a day after the abduction.
In a statement published by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the Army was said to have acted on a tip-off on the impending abduction of the school children in the Rigachikun area of the state, and deployed troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division to protect the school from the bandits. Read also: Kaduna School Abduction: 180 Students Rescued, Many Still Missing – Kaduna State Govt
He noted further that while the troops were securing the school, another distress call was received that bandits had stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka. He explained that the troops swiftly moved to the scene in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state and decisively engaged the armed bandits to prevent them from kidnapping the staff and students of the school.“Following the firefight, troops were able to rescue 180 persons, comprising of 132 male students, 40 female students, and eight civilian staff. The bandits were said to have broken into the institution by breaching the perimeter fence of the school,” the statement said. Read also: At Least 12 People Abducted As Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters
According to Yerima, the rescued students have been evacuated to a safe place while the injured were taken to a military facility for medical attention.Photos Credit: Getty