Four kidnapped students of Government Day Secondary School at Gwagwada village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by troops.
Recall that some armed men suspected to be bandits terrorising the Kaduna-Abuja Highway, abducted 10 students while on their way to school on October 10. A quick intervention by soldiers led to the rescue of six out of the 10 students while the bandits escaped into the forest with four victims.
The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Officer of One Division in Kaduna State, Colonel Ezindu Idimah who confirmed that the 4 remaining students were rescued by troops of Operation Thunder Strike, said they’ve been handed over to their parents at Gurmi village.
“On Monday October 14, at about 6 am, following a tip off from a reliable source, troops raided the hideout of the bandits and successfully rescued the remaining 4 students without any injury,” Idimah said.
He further disclosed that the bandits ran into the bush with gunshot wounds while abandoning the students after they had engaged the troops in a gun battle.