Breaking: Hours after students abduction, Army rescues 180, several students missing

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armyBy Ibrahim HassanWuyo

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday, rescued 180 citizens, many of them students, at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna .

Samuel Aruwan,Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State,said the armed bandits in large number had attacked the institution at around 11:30pm on Thursday and kidnapped several students and staff.

“The armed bandits broke into the institution by breaching a perimeter fence. They then encroached about 600 meters to attack the first facility,” he said.

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The Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs on receiving a distress call, alerted the 1 Division Nigerian Army and the Air Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force.

Troops of the Nigerian Army immediately moved to the school and engaged the armed bandits accordingly.

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The troops successfully rescued 180 citizens; 42 female students, eight staff and 130 male students. However, about 30 students, a mix of males and females, are yet to be accounted for.

Some of the rescued students were injured and presently receiving medical attention at a military facility.

Some of the rescued students

Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops for their swift response and the rescue of the 180 citizens. He also wished the injured students a speedy recovery.

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A combined team of Army, Air Force, Police and DSS troops are conducting an operation to track the missing students.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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