Some students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi government Area of Kaduna State abducted by bandits are rescued.
Photos of some the rescued students have also surfaced.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and residential Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the rescue during a statement on Friday.
According to the statement, the armed bandits in large numbers 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 fringe fence. They then encroached about 600 meters to attack the primary facility.
The Ministry of Internal Security and residential Affairs on receiving a distress signal , alerted the 1 Division Nigerian Army and therefore the Air Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force.
Troops of the Nigerian Army immediately moved to the varsity and engaged the armed bandits accordingly.
The troops successfully rescued 180 citizens; 42 female students, eight staff and 130 male students. However, about 30 students, a mixture 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.
Pictures of a number of the rescued persons, and therefore the broken perimeter fence, are attached to the present update.
Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops for his or her swift response and therefore the rescue of the 180 citizens. He also wished the injured students a speedy recovery.
As at the time of this update, a combined team of Army, Air Force, Police and DSS troops are conducting operations within the affected area.
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