Troops of the Nigerian Army have again foiled another attempt by bandits to abduct students, this time at Government Science Secondary school in the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Sunday at a press conference in Kaduna.
He said the bandits invaded the school in the late hours of Saturday and attempted to abduct the students before the arrival of soldiers who engaged the criminals in a gun battle.
According to the commissioner, the students used the security warning system in place, alerting security forces in the area, who he said moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits.
He said, “Between the late hours of Saturday night and early hours of today, suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School Ikara in Ikara Local Government Area in an attempt to kidnap students,.
“The security forces comprising the troops of the Nigerian Army, police and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits forcing them to flee. The military and the police are still on the trail of the armed bandits.”
Aruwan added that no student was missing following a headcount after the foiled kidnap attempt.
He also disclosed that troops of the Nigerian Airforce foiled another attack by bandits at the Kaduna International airport senior staff quarters around Ifira village in the Igabi local government area.
He said the troops engaged the bandits in a gun battle, forcing some of them to flee with gunshot wounds.
This comes barely 24 hours after armed bandits attempted to abduct students of the Turkish International Secondary School in Kaduna State. That attempt was also thwarted by troops.