After the release of the 27 forestry school students abducted by bandits in Kaduna, security operatives have rescued another 13 abductees from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

A senior government official confirmed that 13 other abductees have been rescued.

According to a statement yesterday by Kaduna commissioner for Internal Security and Homeland Affairs, Samuel Aruwan the 13 citizens went to work at a farm in Gwagwada general area of Chikun local government area, when they were attacked by the armed bandits.

The statement said troops on receiving credible intelligence of the abduction trailed the bandits to a forest near Bana village, engaged them in a gun duel and rescue the 13 citizens. According to the statement, after receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops and commended them warmly for the successful rescue operation. He also commiserated with the families of the deceased volunteers, and prayed for the repose of their souls.

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