Nigeria: Five Abducted Kaduna Students Regain Freedom

Nigerian schoolboys (file photo).

Kaduna State Government has announced that five of the 39 students abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka in Kaduna have been recovered.

Though the state government did not give details of how the students were recovered, it stated that they were undergoing medical check-up at a military facility.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan stated that: "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."

It stated that the state government will provide updates on further operational feedback to be received on this case.

Daily Trust reports that gunmen had on March 11th 2020 breached the perimeter fence of the institution at Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state and abducted 39 students.

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