Kaduna schools abductions: Parents of kidnapped students protest at NASS

…Demand return of children, end to insecurity

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Kaduna State, yesterday took a protest to the National Assembly complex, Abuja, to register their grievances.

The protesting parents were joined by members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution, as well as some civil society organisations, (CSOs).

They lamented the negligence of the State and Federal Government in securing the release of their children.

They blocked the entrance to the Federal Secretariat axis of the complex as they were not allowed entry through the one-kilometre driveway leading to the main gate of the National Assembly.

“Education is our right!, Safety is our right!, Freedom is our right!, ‘Free Afaka 29!”, the parents and students chanted as they marched to the National Assembly complex.

Recall that thirty-nine students were abducted from their hostels in the college on 11th March, 2021. Ten students have so far been released in two batches of five each.

Meanwhile, not much has been heard about the remaining students till date.

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