Five kidnapped Kaduna students found by troops – State Govt.
Five kidnapped Kaduna students were found by troops according to the State Govt. The students are currently undergoing medical checkups.
The Kaduna State government on Monday the 5th of April, 2021 said troops have discovered five of the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs explained that the rescued students are currently undergoing an extensive medical check-up at a military facility.
“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 found and rescued in the afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up to ensure they are physically alright.”
The Kaduna State Government will provide further information regarding this news to keep us updated on this issue.
Parents in Kaduna have said they will ensure the release of their abducted children by any means – Parents
The parents of the 39 students who had been kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, have decided to ensure their children are released by any possible means.
Sam Kambai and Comrade Sanni, who are representatives of the affected parents, complained that the state government does not keep them informed regarding its efforts to rescue the students.
We remember that Governor El-Rufai vowed to prosecute anyone found negotiating with bandits on behalf of the state government.
The governor had made the threat stating that his government would not negotiate with bandits despite the high rate of kidnapping in the state.
The governor also stated that “Some people are pretending to negotiate with the bandits on our behalf. We have released a statement that we are going to find these people and we are going to prosecute them.”
However, the parents in the statement said the governor has never addressed them since the incident occured.
They claimed the government does not show any concern over the trauma the parents go through and the pain they had to endure.
“For the government to not do everything to ensure the students are released 25 days after their abduction, and for government to keep the parents in the dark as to what it is doing if any at all, speaks of gross insensitivity,” they lamented.
“We observed with disappointment that in the Easter message made by the Governor, there was no mention of the students or any assurance of what government is doing to ensure their release. For us, it confirmed our fear that the government has abandoned our children.
One of the fathers of the abducted students, Mallam Ibrahim Shamaki, died due to shock after hearing the news of the kidnap of his daughter and her continued stay in captivity, stressing that many parents have come down with high blood pressure as well.
They finally explained that they would continue with efforts to release their children because they do not want to lose more parents since the government has shown no sympathy nor given any information regarding the fate of the students.