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College of Forestry Shut Till Further Notice After Over 200 Students Abducted

College of Forestry Shut Till Further Notice After Over 200

The Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State has been shut down indefinitely and students were asked to leave the school until further notice.

The decision came after Friday March 12 attack on the school by bandits where over 200 students were kidnapped.

However, 180 of the students were rescued by troops of the Nigerian army and were returned to the school from the Ribadu military cantonment in the state capital and reunited with their families.

39 students are still in the captivity of the bandits.

Meanwhile, the students under the bandits’ captives have called for help in a disturbing video.

The abducted students were seen being beaten by their captors and were pleading with the government to come to their rescue.

In the video, they were huddled together and sitting on tree leaves, with gun-wielding men, some of them were in military uniform, keeping watch over their abductees.

READ ALSO: Kaduna Confirms 30 Students Abducted, 180 Others Rescue

The Kaduna State Government had said that the number of students in captive were 39.

Following the abduction, the security forces have stepped up efforts to rescue the college students.

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to bring an early end to the hostage crisis in Nigeria.

The 39 students were abducted from their hostels in northwestern Kaduna state late Thursday, it was the latest in the series of such attacks.

The military were able to rescue 180 after a fierce battle at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando at the outskirts of the state capital, Kaduna city.


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