The army did not disclose where or how the victim was rescued but said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.
Solomon Adebayo, Governor Yahaya Bello’s pensions commissioner, was reportedly killed while travelling to Kabba area from Ilorin on Saturday evening.
The official said that the outcome of a meeting indicated that the university has become a soft target for insecurity.
This is not the first time Capro mission has been attacked by gunmen. School founder Bayo Famonure was attacked alongside his family.
The truck fell over, spilling its content all over the Oshigbudu/Obagaji Junction. A petrol station was also affected.
The police said investigations to unravel the cause and perpetrators of the attack have commenced.
The students and ASUU chair in the school called for more security around the institution.
An officer and soldiers who took part in the operation were still missing as of Thursday morning, The Gazette understands.
A source close to the family also told NAN that the lawmaker was on his way to Jos for his wedding slated to hold on Sunday.
“Troops in collaboration with the members of vigilante and locals foiled the attempt and arrested these 17 suspects.”