Few hours after the release of the 27 forestry school students abducted by bandits in Kaduna, security operatives have again secured the release of another 13 abductees from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna, an official has said.
Ekocity Magazine had reported the release of the forestry college students on Wednesday after they spent 55 days in captivity.
A senior government official confirmed that 13 other abductees have been rescued.
According to a statement by Kaduna commissioner for Internal Security and Homeland Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday, “the 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area of Chikun LGA, when they were attacked by the armed bandits in the process”.
“Troops on receiving credible intelligence of the abduction trailed the bandits to a forest near Bana village and there engaged them in a gun duel. The 13 citizens were thus rescued. They are listed as follows: