Security agencies said they have foiled a planned abduction by bandits at a school, Prelude Comprehensive College, in Kujama area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement came hours after bandits killed an HND student of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria and abducted unspecified number of students.
Two lecturers were also abducted during the raid.
Aruwan also said the foiled operation followed receipt of credible intelligence, which prompted troops and Police operatives to mobilize to the targeted school to thwart the approaching bandits.
He said 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.
“They abducted duo were later rescued after troops and police heard gun shots and gave the bandits a hot chase.
“Sadly, three travellers were shot and injured by the bandits.
“The injured persons were taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital for medical attention,” he said.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai commended the troops and Police operatives for averting the planned abduction in Chikun LGA, repelling the bandits at the secondary target, and rescuing two citizens.