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    307 students rescued as bandits attack another Kaduna school

    The Kaduna State Government says bandits attacked Government Science Secondary School, Ikara in Kara Local Government Area of the state in an attempt to kidnap students of the school.

    The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack.

    He said “307 students were rescued unhurt” by troops who foiled the attempted kidnap.

    The attack, according to the commissioner, took place between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday.

    On the foiled attempt on the school, Aruwan upon alerting security operatives on the bandits’ invasion by the students, the troops of the Nigerian Army, Police, and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee.

    Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government has called this briefing to address you on some recent events with respect to the security situation in the State.

    “Between the late hours of Saturday night and the early hours of today, suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara local government area, in an attempt to kidnap students.

    “Fortunately, the students utilized the security warning system in place, and were thus able to alert security forces in the area.

    “The security forces comprising the troops of the Nigerian Army, Police and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee.

    “The military and police are still on the trail of the armed bandits.

    “Following a headcount by the school management, the Kaduna State Government can confirm to you that all 307 students have been verified safe and present. The attempted kidnap was foiled completely and no student was taken from the school.”
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