Troops Foil Bandits’ Attack On Turkish School In Kaduna


The Nigerian Army, on Friday, disclosed that it had foiled the attempt of bandits to abduct some students of Turkish International Secondary School in Kaduna.


This was made known in a statement by the Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima.


According to Yerima, the operation was carried out by the troops of the quick response force of division 1.


He said the troops were alerted to protect the school, following a tip-off of a planned attack by bandits.


“However, while the troops were securing the secondary school, another distress call came that bandits had stormed the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of the state with aim of kidnapping the staff and students.


“The troops swiftly moved to Afaka and decisively engaged the armed bandits.


“The bandits were said to have broken into the institution by breaching the perimeter fence of the school.


“The rescued students have been evacuated to a safe place while the injured are presently receiving medical attention at a military facility,” Yerima stated.


The troops were able to rescue 180 persons, comprising 132 male students, 40 female students and 8 civilian staff.


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