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Nigerian soldiers rescues 180 Turkish school children as bandits invades Kaduna State



Nigerian soldiers on Friday foiled an attempt by bandits to abduct students of Turkish International Secondary School situated in Rigachikun a community in Kaduna State.

Speaking on this was The Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said, the Nigerian troops acted on tip-off immediately they got the information of an impending abduction of the school children.

“However, while the troops were securing the secondary school, another distress call came that bandits had stormed the Federal School of Forestry Mechanization, 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”. He said

It was gathered that after an apprehensive shooting involving the abductors and the Nigerian soldiers they were able to rescue 180 persons, consisting of 132 male students, 40 female students and 8 civilian staff.

“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.

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