Troops foil another school kidnap attempt in Kaduna


The Nigerian military have foiled attempts by bandits to attack another school in Kaduna state.

The armed men invaded the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Sunday but their plot to abduct students was repelled by the military and police.

According to the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the students utilized the security warning system in place, and were therefore able to alert security forces in the area.

Aruwan confirmed that all 307 students of the school are safe adding that the security forces moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee.

The incident happened two days after 39 students were abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi local government area of the state.

Aruwan said the state government is focused on ensuring the safe return of the abducted students.

The students, comprising of 23 females and 16 males are still in captivity with the bandits demanding N500 million for their release.

Aruwan noted that the government acknowledges the efforts of security agencies in the recent rescue of 180 students of the college.

The commissioner added that the it extends an unequivocal solidarity to the military, police, DSS and other security agencies whose swift intervention prevented the bandits from abducting more persons.

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