Soldiers and a team of security officials have foiled an attack on Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedpo in the early hours of Monday.
Reports said that unknown gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the state.
Daily Trust reported the school was not far from a boarding school where several students were earlier abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
While the bandits succeeded in abducting students at Bethel School, the attack on Faith Academy was foiled.
According to a security source, the bandits broke into the premises of Oyedepo’s school through the back fence at about 1.00am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security officials.
A concerned parent disclosed that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except SS3 students who were preparing for final year exams.
According to her, the school had made adequate provisions to move the SS3 students to Barnawa in Kaduna South Local Government area where they are expected to continue with their studies.
The woman expressed appreciation for their timely intervention of soldiers, saying her son and other students have been evacuated from the school premises.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he could not confirm anything about Oyedepo academy but admitted that security agents have been busy engaging bandits throughout the night.
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