The remaining Twenty-nine abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been released by bandits.
The Chairman of The Forum of the Abducted Parents, Malam Abdullahi Usman confirmed it on Wednesday.
It was gathered that on Wednesday the former President Olusegun Obasanjo still admonished the Federal Government against paying ransom to kidnappers for the release of abductors.
It will be recalled that on March 11, 2021 bandits kidnapped the students of the school located in Afaka along the Kaduna International Airport road and abducted 39 students.
The bandits demanded payment of N500 million as a ransom for their release.
They later freed 10 of the 39 students in two batches of five each, which the parent claimed that some of 17million ransom was paid for their release.
Meanwhile, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said the state jubilated with the freed students.
The students were seen at the state police command with the Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri. And the students were still in their night wears and they looked weak. They were later taken to an undisclosed hospital for proper medical evaluation.
Also, President Major General Muhammadu Buhari expressed happiness on Wednesday with the release of the students.
He also congratulated friends, families of the abductors and the government and all people of Kaduna State on the development.
The statement was issued by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He also urged the kidnappers to effect the release of the abducted students of Greenfield University also in Kaduna and other Nigerians being held in captivity.
This is a time for Nigerians to unite, regardless of religion, ethnicity or partisan affiliation.
Steadfastness and security awareness on the part of citizens and the law enforcement agencies and deplored the increasing politicization of security in the country by opportunistic politicians, He added.
By our Reporter.