Nigerian Army Troops of the Operation Thunder Strike have rescued the remaining four abducted students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer,1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, made this known in a statement on Monday night.
The Army Public Relations Officer stated that the Nigerian Army Troops after securing the release of the students have since handed over the students to their joyful parents at Gurmi village.
“On Monday October 14, at about 6 am, following a tip off from a reliable source, troops raided the hideout of the bandits and successfully rescued the remaining 4 students without any injury,” Idima said.
According to him, the Nigerian Army Troops in a severe gun operation left the bandits with gun wounds while they ran into the bus for the safety of their lives, leaving the students on a spot where they recovered from by the Nigerian Army troops.
Idimah explained that Operation Thunder Strike was a Defence Headquarters operation with troops drawn from the Army, Air Force, Police, State Services and Civil Defence Corps.
The spokesman said the General Officer Commanding 1Division, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has hailed the performance of troops and reiterated the commitment of the Division in bringing about peace and tranquillity to its area of responsibility.
He assured that despite the toughness of the tasks, the nation should count on the loyalty and commitment of officers and soldiers to deliver.