The six students and three motor boys rescued by Troops of Operation Thunder Strike on Thursday in Kaduna. PIC/NAN
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 on Thursday morning.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
Idimah also revealed that three motor boys were rescued while four suspected bandits were killed by the troops.
“Following the firefight, one of the bandits was neutralized while the rest scampered into different directions of the forest with gunshot wounds.”
He explained that all the students were rescued safely and reunited with their families.
Idimah added that one AK47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a pump-action gun with ten cartridges were recovered by the troops.
“In a related development, troops also dealt decisively with bandits in an ambush at Soho Gaya in Chikun Local Government Area at about 10 am Friday morning.
During the ambush, two bandits were killed while one rifle was recovered, he said.