Breaking: Soldiers Engage Bandits, Foil Attack On Oyedepo’s School In Kaduna

Soldiers in the early hours of Monday thwarted an attack on Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedepo.

The school is not far from a boarding school where many students were abducted in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of Monday.

While the gunmen abducted students at Bethel School, the attack on Faith Academy was foiled by the soldiers.

A security agent disclosed that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security .

A parent, whose son attends the school, further revealed 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 Daily Trust, she added that adequate provision has been made to move the SS3 students to Barnawa in Kaduna South Local Government Area where they are expected to continue with their studies.

She commended security agents for their timely intervention, saying her son and others who were in the hostel during the attack are safe and have been evacuated from the school premises.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, security agents were busy thwarting attacks by bandits throughout the night.

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