It has been declared by the Kaduna State government that five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna, last month have been rescued.
This was revealed in a statement made by the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Homeland Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who on Monday said the students were saved by security operatives in Kaduna and are currently at a military based health facility in the city receiving treatment.
“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.
In March 39 of the college students were kidnapped by bandits from the institution.
The Kaduna State Government stood firm on not succumbing to the threats made by the bandits to make them pay ransom. The parents of the kidnapped students have been pleading with the government to reconsider their decision in the interest of the students.