Military “recovers”five of 39 students abducted in Kaduna

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The military has “recovered”five of the 39 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna have been “recovered.”
The Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said the five students were recovered by the military in the afternoon and were taken to a military facility for thorough medical check ups.
The two paragraphs statement said, “Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up.
“The Kaduna State Government will provide updates on further operational feedback to be received on this case.”
The statement did not give further details on how the students were recovered.
The students were abducted on March 11, 2021, when bandits broke into the school at about 11:30pm.
Earlier at a press conference on Monday in Kaduna, parents of the students had accused the government of abandoning their children, vowing to negotiate their release with the bandits.

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