Students abductions: “Declare state of emergency in Kaduna” – HURIWA urges President Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna due to the rising cases of mass abductions and killings in the State. According to a statement issued yesterday by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA lamented the latest attack on Greenfield University, the only operational private university in the State, coming nearly a month after a similar abduction at a neighbouring Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, also in Kaduna. Deploring the breakdown of security in Kaduna, the group…

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“Kaduna school abduction: Bandits released us on their own will” – Freed student debunks Army’s claim

One of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State, has narrated how they were released from captivity. Recall that the Nigerian Army had claimed that its troops “recovered five of the students” who spent over three weeks in captivity. In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the  Army Spokesman,  Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed, unveiled the identities of the “recovered students”, and showered encomiums on the troops. “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. The GOC 1 Division,…

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Kaduna: Five of 39 kidnapped  college students regain freedom

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…

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Shehu Sani, Gumi meet over kidnapped students, RCCG members

A former Senator, who represented Kaduna-Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani and popular Northern Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, met over gunmen abduction of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Igabi local government area, Kaduna and that of members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), on evangelism to Kafanchan. Recall that parents of the abducted students had reached out to prominent citizens to prevail on the State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, to do his possible best to ensure that their children…

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