by Achadu Gabriei, Kaduna
Circumstances surrounding the release of 29 abducted Afaka students are yet to be announced. It’s on note, however, that parents and other students of the institution had on Tuesday sought the intervention of the National Assembly over the development.
Recalled that about 40 students of College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State, were kidnapped on March, but 11 were freed earlier.
One of the affected parents confirmed that they were released at a village in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State some hours ago and they are now on their way to Kaduna.
In tandem with this positive development, the Kaduna State Police Command has reported to the Kaduna State Government the release of the remaining students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, the second State Security Update Wednesday has revealed.
According to the statement by Internal Security and Home Affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the government rejoices with the freed students, their families and the management of the institution over this development.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai charged them to view their ordeal as a motivator to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.