Troops of the Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of the Government Day Secondary School, Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State abducted on their way to school on Thursday morning.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, told reporters in Kaduna.
Idimah revealed that three motor boys were rescued while four suspected bandits were neutralized by the troops.
Idimah stated that the Troops who were on routine patrol in the general area when they received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway had abducted some students on their way to school, swung into action and gave the bandits a hot chase.
He explained that all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and reunited with their families.
According to him, the troops are currently combing the entire forest in search of the bandits.