Parents of abducted Kaduna students stage protest

…Says “we’re tired of the waiting game”

Parents and students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state, yesterday staged a protest over the continued stay of the 39 abducted students of the college in bandits captivity.

Recall that the 39 students were abducted by bandits last Friday and are yet to be released by their captors.

The protesters reportedly converged at the school premises around 11:30am yesterday, appealing to authorities to rescue their colleagues, as they displayed placards with inscriptions that read: “Free Afaka 39 students”, “End Kidnapping”, “FCFM Students Say No to Kidnapping”, among others.

According to a parent, who spoke to newsmen, since the incident occurred a week ago, the State government and school authorities have not briefed them about efforts being made to rescue their children, lamenting that “we are tired of the waiting game”.

“We don’t know the condition our children are in or what they are eating in the bush. So, we are staging this protest for the government to help rescue them”, he stated.

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