The Kaduna state government says 172 students have been rescued after armed bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Igabi LGA.

Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said in a statement that eight staff were also freed from the bandits.

He, however, added that 30 students are still unaccounted for.

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Candidreporters.com earlier reported that the students of the federal college were abducted when gunmen invaded the school in the early hours of Friday.

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