Five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna on March 12 have regained their freedom.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
Aruwan said the five rescued students are presenting in a military facility undergoing a medical check-up.
The statement read: “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.”
The statement, however, did not give further details on how the students were recovered from their abductors.
Recall that some weeks ago, armed bandits in large numbers attacked the Federal College around 11:30 pm and kidnapped several students and staff.
The armed bandits broke into the institution by breaching a perimeter fence. They then encroached about 600 metres to attack the first facility.