Bandits attack another Kaduna school, 307 students rescued


Bandits on Sunday attacked Government Science Secondary School, Ikara in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna, the state government has confirmed.

Commissioner for internal security and home affairs Samuel Aruwan said troops foiled an attempt to kidnap students of the school.

The incident comes days after bandits attacked a higher institution of learning in Kaduna and left scores missing.

Mr Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government has called this briefing to address you on some recent events with respect to the security situation in the State.

“Between the late hours of Saturday night and the early hours of today, suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area, in an attempt to kidnap students.

“Fortunately, the students utilised the security warning system in place, and were thus able to alert security forces in the area.

“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 police are still on the trail of the armed bandits.

“Following a headcount by the school management, the Kaduna State Government can confirm to you that all 307 students have been verified safe and present. The attempted kidnap was foiled completely and no student was taken from the school.”