Five out of 39 kidnapped Kaduna State college students’ rescue

Five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, last month have regained freedom having being rescued by security operatives in Kaduna, on Monday.

Penpushing reports that Commissioner for Internal Security and Homeland Affairs, Samuel Aruwan made this known explaining that as at the time of filing this report the rescued students are at a military health facility in  the city receiving treatment.

“The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, 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’,he said.

Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, the 39 college students were abducted by bandits from the institution in March, and the government in reaction has declared that it would neither negotiate with the abductors nor pay them ransom.

The parents of the kidnapped students have been appealing to the government to reconsider the position in the interest of the students, just as the Kaduna State Government on Sunday denied appointing intermediaries to negotiate with the bandits on its behalf, declaring it would prosecute any person found posing as one.

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