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Bandits attempt attack on Oyedepo’s secondary school in Kaduna

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Bandits who abducted students at Bethel secondary school also launched an attack on Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedpo. 

While the bandits abducted students from Bethel secondary school, the early Monday attack was however foiled by soldiers and the school security operatives who had been prepared for an attack. 

The Faith Academy is not far from a boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

The attack was confirmed by a security agent in the school last who spoke to DAILY Trust Newspaper.

The official said 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 team. 

A parent, whose son attends the school, however revealed that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except SS3 students who were preparing for final year exams. 

She said 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. 

Spokesperson to the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, however said he could not confirm the incident but security agents were busy thwarting attacks by bandits throughout the night.

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