Five of the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state have regained their freedom.
A statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, says the Nigerian military informed the state government that five of the many kidnapped students were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up.
Aruwan added that the state government will provide updates on further operational feedback to be received on this case.
Gunmen stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, March 12, and abducted the students. While 180 of the students were rescued by the troops later in the day, 39 of them comprising 23 females and 16 males were still in captivity. With five rescued, the total number of students in captivity stands at 34.