Monday, May 20, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    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.”
    Copyright:Punch

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    Don't Miss

    I can marry someone my parents don’t accept – Singer Nasboi

    Singer Nasboi has revealed that he does not need his parents' approval before marrying a woman he loves. In a recent interview with Tacha on...

    Kogi PDP crisis deepens as 13 chairmanship aspirants reject consensus candidate

    The crisis rocking the Kogi State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has reached a high point as 13 chairmanship aspirants on Tuesday rejected...

    Fans left concerned after Skales posted a video of his face covered in blood

    Fans and followers of Nigerian singer Skales have been left in a state of worry and concern after he posted a video of his...

    Ikeja DisCo slashes Band A tariff to N206.80/kwh

    The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company has slashed the tariff payable by its Band A customers to N206.80 per kilowatt-hour from the N225/kWh approved by...

    Niger forces arrest Nigerian bandit kingpin, Kachallah Mai Daji

    In the fight against cross-border banditry, the Niger Armed Forces have apprehended a notorious Nigerian bandit kingpin known as Kachallah Mai Daji near the...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.