The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released.
According to Daily Trust, the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The students were among the 37 abducted almost two months ago.
After payment of ransom by parents and school management, the bandits only released 10 of the victims.
The bandits had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government for their release, but Governor Nasir El-Rufai called their bluff, saying bandits deserve to be killed.
Their release comes after threats by their abductors to kill the students if their ransom demands were not met.
More to follow…