Troops and Police in Kaduna State have foiled planned abduction of students at a school (Prelude Comprehensive College) in Kujama, Chikun local government area of the state by Armed Bandits.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says this followed receipt of credible intelligence which prompted troops and Police operatives to mobilize to the targeted school to thwart the approaching bandits.
According to the statement, the bandits were alerted on the presence of security operatives and abandoned their plans to attack the school, diverting at the last minute to the Kaduna-Kachia Road between Kafari and Tashan Ice.
“At this location, they barricaded the road and abducted two citizens, Yusuf Alhassan and Nura Abdullahi. They abducted duo were later rescued after troops and police heard gun shots and gave the bandits a hot chase”
It explains that, three travelers were shot and injured by the bandits and were taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital for medical attention.
In another development, troops foiled an attack along the Zaria-Kano road in Makarfi local government area.
The statement says the personnel mobilized to the area following distress calls of bandit activity, saying that, One bandit dressed in military camouflage was neutralized, and one pump action gun was recovered.
While receiving the reports, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai commended the troops and Police operatives for decisive action in averting the planned abduction in Chikun Local government, for repelling the bandits at the secondary target, and rescuing two citizens.
He also praised the troops for foiling the attack along the Zaria-Kano road and wished the injured citizens a speedy recovery.