Kaduna students kidnapped on their way to school rescued by the Army, one kidnapper killed
Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state abducted on their way to school on Thursday morning, October 10.
The deputy director, public relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna. Legit.ng gathers that Idimah said: “The troops who were on routine patrol in the general area received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway have waylaid some students on their way to school and abducted them. “Troops immediately swung into action and gave the bandits a hot chase. “On sighting the troops, the bandits engaged them in a firefight but had to surrender to the superior firepower of the troops. “Following the firefight, one of the bandits was neutralized while the rest scampered into different directions of the forest with gunshot wounds.” He explained that all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and re-united with their families. Idimah added that one AK47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a pump action gun with ten cartridges were recovered by the troops. According to him, the troops are currently combing the entire forest in search of the bandits.