No fewer than thirty students, a mix of males and females have been kidnapped at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Kaduna state.
Armed bandits in large number attacked the institution at around 11:30pm Thursday.
They broke into the school by breaching a perimeter fence, encroaching about 600 meters to attack the first facility.
But troops of the Nigerian Army waded in and engaged the bandits accordingly.
They successfully rescued 180 citizens; 42 female students, eight staff and 130 male students.
Some of the rescued students are injured and presently receiving medical attention at a military facility.
A combined team of the Army, Air Force, Police and DSS troops are conducting an operation to track the missing students.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of the state thanks the troops for their swift response and the rescue of the 180 citizens.
He also wishes the injured students a speedy recovery.