Bandits free 29 abducted Afaka students after 55 days in captivity


The remaining 29 students of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka, Kaduna have regained their freedom after 55 days in captivity.
Chairman of the Forum of Parents of the 39 Abducted Students, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the release of the students in an interview.
Yes, they have been released. “They did not sleep in the (bandits’) camp yesterday. They were taken to the residence of one of the mediators to sleep. We have already sent our people with vehicles and ambulance to go and bring them. We are expecting them any moment from now.
On March 11, the bandits invaded the school located along airport road Kaduna and abducted 39 of the students.
Several weeks after 10 of them were released in two batches of five after the parents reportedly paid N17 million ransom.
Usman described the released of the students as “a big relief to parents”, who, according to him have been emotionally traumatised since the incident took place.
The parents had on Tuesday protested at the National Assembly in Abuja.
However, attempts to confirmed the release of the students was unsuccessful as Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command was unreachable on telephone.


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