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Army Rescues Four More Students Of Kaduna School

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The Nigerian army has announced that troops have rescued the remaining abducted students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.

The state’s deputy director of army public relations, Ezindu Idimah stated this to newsmen.


He said the students have been handed over to their parents at Gurmi village.
The kidnappers had abducted 10 of the students who were on their way to school last Thursday morning, but the intervention of the troops led to the rescue of six.


The kidnappers, however, escaped into the forest with four of them.
Idimah said the students were rescued by troops of operation thunder strike.


“On Monday October 14, at about 6 am, following a tip off from a reliable source, troops raided the hideout of the bandits and successfully rescued the remaining 4 students without any injury,” Idimah said.


According to him, during the rescue operation, the bandits ran into the bush with gunshot wounds while abandoning the students after they had engaged the troops in a gun duel.


The spokesman said Faruk Yahaya, the general officer commanding 1 division, praised the performance of the troops and reiterated the commitment of the division in bringing about peace and tranquility to its area of responsibility.


He assured citizens that despite the difficulty of the tasks, they should count on the loyalty and commitment of officers and soldiers to deliver.

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