Bandits have reportedly released the 27 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.
Daily Trust reports that one of the persons who received the students confirmed the news on Wednesday.
The newspaper quoted the source as saying that the release was facilitated by Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s dialogue committee with support from former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The students were among the 37 victims kidnapped by the gunmen about two months ago.
The bandits had earlier released 10 of the students after payment of ransom by parents and school management,.
The abductors had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government, but governor Nasir El-Rufai ruled out the option of negotiation, saying all bandits deserve to be killed.