Troops of Operation Thunder Strike rescued on Thursday six female students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The girls were abducted same day on their way to school and are different from another set of six schoolgirls of Engravers’ College abducted on October 3 in Kaduna, along with a teacher and matron.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah said three motor boys were rescued while four suspected bandits were neutralised by the troops.
“The Troops who were on routine patrol in the general area received information from a reliable source that some bandits terrorizing the Abuja-Kaduna highway have waylaid some students on their way to school and abducted them.
“Troops immediately swung into action and gave the bandits a hot chase.
“On sighting the troops, the bandits engaged them in a firefight but had to surrender to the superior firepower of the troops.
He explained that all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and re-united with their families.