The Kaduna State Government says bandits attacked Government Science Secondary School, Ikara in Kara Local Government Area of the state in an attempt to kidnap students of the school.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack.
He said “307 students were rescued unhurt” by troops who foiled the attempted kidnap.
The attack, according to the commissioner, took place between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday.
On the foiled attempt on the school, Aruwan upon alerting security operatives on the bandits’ invasion by the students, the troops of the Nigerian Army, Police, and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee.
Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government has called this briefing to address you on some recent events with respect to the security situation in the State. (Punch)