The premises of the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna State.

The remaining 29 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State have regained freedom.

Mr Abdullahi Usman, who is the Chairman of the Parents’ Committee, confirmed the release of the students by bandits to newsmen on Wednesday in Kaduna.

He explained that the victims were released some minutes past 4pm around the Kidanda area in Giwa Local Government Area of the state, and were on their way back to the state capital.

He said, “Yes, they have been released. They are on their way from the forest where they have been kept for the past 50 days.”

Usman, however, refused to disclose the amount paid as ransom to the bandits for the release of the students.

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

On March 11, 2021 bandits invaded the school located in Afaka along the Kaduna International Airport Road and abducted 39 students.

The bandits demanded N500 million as ransom for their release.

However, ten of the 39 abducted students were earlier released by their abductors in two batches of five each.

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