Five out of the 39 kidnapped students abducted by bandits at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state have regained freedom.
In a statement Monday, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon.
“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 read.
This comes 25 days after the students were whisked away from their hostels by the gunmen dressed in military uniform.
Meanwhile, parents of the abducted students have vowed to continue negotiation with the bandits, despite a warning to the contrary by the state government.