27 Kaduna Forestry College students released from bandits hostage

Bandits release 27 Kaduna Forestry College students


The 27 abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have regained their freedom.

One of the persons who received the students confirmed the news to Daily Trust.

He said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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.

Authorities in the state and the Kaduna State Police Command have yet to confirm the latest development


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