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Five of the 39 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna have been “rescued ” by the military.
Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, revealed this in a statement on Monday.
The statement read: “The 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.
Parents of the students had earlier on Monday vowed to negotiate with bandits to secure the release of their children.
The students were abducted on Thursday, March 11, 2021, when bandits in their large numbers invaded their school located opposite the Nigerian Defence Academy along the Kaduna International Airport road.