The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah disclosed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna that, troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State abducted on their way to school.
In a statement, he said “The Troops who were on routine patrol in the general area received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway have waylaid some students on their way to school and abducted them.
“Troops immediately swung into action and gave the bandits a hot chase.
“On sighting the troops, the bandits engaged them in a firefight but had to surrender to the superior firepower of the troops.
“Following the firefight, one of the bandits was neutralized while the rest scampered into different directions of the forest with gun shot wounds.”
He also announced that the kidnapped school girls have safely been returned home and reunited with their families.
He finally urged the general public to report suspicious activities and anyone with a gunshot wound to security operatives