Nigerian Army’s “Operation Thunder Strike” says it has rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School, Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State abducted on their way to school last week Thursday.
Disclosing this, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army, Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, said three motor boys were also rescued while four suspected bandits were neutralised by the troops.
“The Troops who were on routine patrol in the general area received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorising 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 neutralised while the rest scampered into different directions of the forest with gun shot wounds,” he said.
According to him, all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and have been re-united with their families.
Idimah said an AK47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a pump action gun with 10 cartridges were also recovered.
“The troops are currently combing the entire forest in search of the bandits.”