Another attempt by bandits to abduct students at Government Science Secondary school in the Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been foiled by troops.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan said the students utilised the security warning system in place and were able to alert security forces in the area.
He revealed that the bandits fled after being engaged in gun battle by troops who arrived the scene during the attempted abduction in the late hours of Saturday March 13. No student was missing following a headcount after the foiled kidnap attempt.
“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.”
Tthe Commissioner further revealed 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 explained that the troops engaged the bandits in a gun battle, forcing some of them to flee with gunshot wounds.