By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Hours after bandits killed a student and kidnapped eight others with two lecturers at Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria, security agents have foiled attempted abduction of students at Prelude Comprehensive College in Kujama area of Chikun local government Kaduna State.
Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in the private secondary school, said the bandits resorted to kidnapping other citizens on the Kaduna-Kachia road.
According to him: “Security reported to the Kaduna State Government that a planned abduction by armed bandits at a school (Prelude Comprehensive College) in Kujama area of Chikun LGA has been foiled.
“This followed receipt of credible intelligence, which prompted troops and Police operatives to mobilize to the targeted school to thwart the approaching bandits.
“The bandits were alerted of the presence of security operatives and abandoned their plans to attack the school, diverting at the last minute to the Kaduna-Kachia Road between Kafari and Tashan Ice.
“At this location, they barricaded the road and abducted two citizens, Yusuf Alhassan and Nura Abdullahi. The abducted duo was later rescued after troops and police heard gun shots and gave the bandits a hot chase.
“Sadly three travelers were shot and injured by the bandits. They are: Isa Ahmadu, Saidu Sani, Abubakar Ibrahim. The injured persons were taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital for medical attention.
“In another development, troops foiled an attack along the Zaria-Kano road in Makarfi local government area.
“The personnel mobilised to the area following distress calls of bandit activity. One bandit dressed in military camouflage was neutralized, and one pump action gun was recovered.”