Five more students of the 39 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State have regained their freedom.
The details surrounding their release are still unclear but the Personal Assistant to the Provost of the College, Ahmed Rufai confirmed their release while speaking to Channels Television.
Rufai said the students, four males and a female student were released at about 6pm on Thursday.
He added that three of the released male students were brothers from the same parents, but he did not say if any ransom was paid before the students regained freedom.
The Kaduna State government and police authorities are however yet to confirm the release of the five students.
The release of this latest set of five has taken the total number of freed students to 10, leaving 29 others in captivity.
Parents of the students have defied the directive of the state government and 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.