Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued the remaining 4 college students of Authorities Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State, who have been kidnapped on their way to school on Oct. 10.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer,1 Division Nigerian Military, Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday evening that the scholars have been handed over to their joyful parents at Gurmi village.
Nevertheless, the troops instantly rescued six out of the 10 college students whereas the bandits escaped into the forest with the 4.
Idimah mentioned, “On Monday October 14, at about 6 am, following a tip off from a dependable supply, troops raided the hideout of the bandits and efficiently rescued the remaining four students without any injury,” Idima mentioned.
In line with him, in the course of the rescue operation, the bandits bumped into the bush with gunshot wounds whereas abandoning the scholars after they’d engaged the troops in a gun duel.
Idimah defined that Operation Thunder Strike was a Defence Headquarters operation with troops drawn from the Military, Air Pressure, Police, State Providers and Civil Defence Corps.
The spokesman mentioned the Common Officer Commanding 1Division, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has hailed the efficiency of troops and reiterated the dedication of the Division in bringing about peace and tranquility to its space of duty.
He assured that regardless of the toughness of the duties, the nation ought to rely on the loyalty and dedication of officers and soldiers to deliver.