Gunmen kidnap 30 schoolgirls in Kaduna school, Troops rescue over 180

30 students, mostly females, were abducted by gunmen at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State government however said 180 other students were rescued from the gunmen during the incident.

The College, which is located opposite the premier military university, The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna was attacked around 11:30 pm on Thursday.

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Parents were seen trooping to the college in search of their children this morning.

The Commissioner for Internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, who spoke with journalists at the college gate said troops of the Nigerian Army from 1 Division prevented the bandits from taking the many students and rescued 180 of them.

He however said about 30 students could not be accounted for but assured the security agents, including police and military were working round the clock to rescue them.

“Troops of the Nigerian Army in the early hours of today, Friday, 12th March 2021 rescued 180 citizens, many of them students, at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State,” he said.

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