Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday foiled an attack on Faith Academy, a secondary school, in Kaduna.
Naija News reports that the school is owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedpo.
It was gathered that gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of Monday.
While they abducted students at Bethel School, the attack on Faith Academy was foiled.
A security agent confirmed to DailyTrust that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team.
A parent, whose son attends the school, said the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except SS3 students who were preparing for final year exams.
She said adequate provision has been made to move the SS3 students to Barnawa in Kaduna south local government area where they are expected to continue with their studies.
She commended security agents for their timely intervention, saying her son and others who were in the hostel during the attack are safe and have been evacuated from the school premises.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he could not confirm it but security agents were busy thwarting attacks by bandits throughout the night.
Source: Naija News