The Kaduna State Government has disclosed that five of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have returned.
This was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, on Monday.
According to Aruwan, the state government was informed by the military, noting that the released students are at a military facility where they were undergoing a thorough medical examination.
“The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, 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 read.
Some unidentified gunmen had on the night of March 11, 2021, stormed the school dormitories and carried out mass adoptions of which 180 students escaped during the raid and about 39 of the students were officially adopted.
The state government have clearly stated that it will pay a ransom for the release of kidnapped persons in the state.