Kaduna State: How Bandits Released 27 Abducted Students Of FCFM Afaka

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The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released.

One of the persons who received the students confirmed the news to newsmen Wednesday in Kaduna.

He said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Abubakar 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.

Their abductors had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government but Governor Nasir El-Rufai ruled out the option of negotiation, saying bandits deserve to be killed.

It is not yet clear as at the time of filling this report if ransom was paid for their release or not but this is coming after parents of the abducted students and activists staged a protest to the National Assembly demanding the immediate release of the students from their captors.

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