Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have rescued one of the students kidnapped from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna and two other victims.
Naija News recalls that bandits invaded Bethel Secondary School in Maramara Chickun LGA of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students.
The affected secondary school is a boarding school located on the outskirts of Kaduna.
Two soldiers were also killed as they engaged the bandits in a shootout.
The security guard in the school, Daniel Muhuta, while speaking on the development said, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00 am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.”
In a statement on Tuesday, the Katsina Police Command said the three victims were rescued during a routine patrol mission around the forest of Tsohon Gaya village of Chikun LGA.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, two other rescued victims were kidnapped recently along Kaduna – Kachia Road.
Part of the statement read, “On the 12th July 2021 at about 3:40pm the Operatives of the Command alongside Civilian JTF during a routine rescue patrol around the forest of Tsohon Gaya village of Chikun LGA of Kaduna State stumbled on three kidnapped victims roaming the bush extremely exhausted and weak.
“The victims were safely evacuated and rushed to Police Clinic Kaduna where they are currently being resuscitated and will subsequently be handed over to their immediate families.
“The police identified Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, Nura Nuhu, victims kidnapped recently along Kaduna – Kachia Road and Abraham Aniya one of the students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama kidnapped the previous week.”