Five of the thirty nine abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have been set free after twenty five days in captivity.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening.
Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility.
According to him: “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 governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai had said on Sunday that the state will not negotiate with bandit while the parents of the abducted students on Monday have declared that they are willing to go to any length to ensure the freedom of their children.