Crime

PICTURES: Troops rescue 180 people in Kaduna armed-bandit attack

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.

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