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Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka to relocate after kidnapping incident

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The management of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State has concluded plans to temporarily relocate the institution.

Dr Usman Muhammad, who is the Provost of the college, announced this on Monday in Kaduna while addressing reporters in the company of top management staff of the school, as well as the students and their parents.

He noted they would move the institution to a temporary place where normal academic activities would continue until further notice.

Muhammad explained that the decision became necessary because the present location of the college in Igabi Local Government Area of the state was no longer safe at the moment.

He gave an assurance that the management would provide vehicles for easy transportation of the students amid tight security.

As a way of compensation, he also announced that they had waived the school fees of the 37 students who were kidnapped by bandits for the courses they were pursuing at the college.

NewsWireNGR had reported how bandits invaded the school in March and kidnapped 37 students – an incident that led to the subsequent closure of the school.

The Kidnappers eventually released the students in three batches in a space of one month – five on April 5, five on April 8, and 29 on March 5.

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