Nigerian soldiers at the weekend rescued 39 kidnapped school girls from bandits who abducted them on their way to Mahuta village from Maulud programme at Unguwar village in Dandume local government area of Katsina state.
In a post made by the Nigerian army headquarters, the soldiers said the army received credible intelligence that suspected bandits moving with suspected cattle rustled had intercepted and abducted some Islamiyya school children.
The army said soldiers and police were mobilised to the scene with vigilantes from Mahuta village.
The soldiers engaged the bandits in fierce gun battle where many of the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds and abandoned the kidnapped children and cattle rustled.
Thereafter, the soldiers rescued the 39 children and eight cattle rustled.
READ THE POST MADE BY THE ARMY
TROOPS FOIL KIDNAP OF ISLAMIYYA STUDENTS AND RECOVER RUSTLED CATTLE FROM ARMED BANDITS IN KATSINA STATE
ON 19 Dec 20 at about 1030 pm, troops deployed at Dandume village received credible intelligence that suspected bandits moving with suspected rustled cattles intercepted and abducted some Islamiyya school children mostly girls returning to Mahuta village from Maulud programme at Unguwar al-kasim village in Dandume LGA, Katsina State. Troops in conjunction with the Police and vigilantes from Mahuta village immediately mobilised to the scene.
Troops encountered the bandits at Unguwar Audu village and engaged them in a fierce battle who escaped with gunshot wounds and abandoned the kidnapped children and rustled cattle. Troops rescued 39 girls and recovered 8 rustled cattle with no casualty on troops and the kidnapped victims. All kidnapped are back to their homes in good health.