Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State abducted on their way to school.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Colonel Ezindu Idimah confirm the development in Kaduna.
Idimah also revealed that three motor boys were rescued while four suspected bandits were neutralised by the troops.
He explained that all the students abducted by the bandits were rescued safely and re-united with their families.
Idimah added that one AK47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a pump action gun with ten cartridges were recovered by the troops.
According to him, the troops are currently combing the entire forest in search of the bandits.
He added that the General Officer Commanding the Division, Major General Faruk Yahaya has commended the efforts of the troops and urged them to continue to pursue and neutralize bandits in 1 Division area of responsibility.