The remaining 29 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State have regained freedom.
Mr Abdullahi Usman, who is the Chairman of the Parents’ Committee, confirmed the release of the students by bandits to Channels Television on Wednesday in Kaduna.
He explained that the victims were released some minutes past 4pm around the Kidanda area in Giwa Local Government Area of the state, and were on their way back to the state capital.
Usman, however, refused to disclose the amount paid as ransom to the bandits for the release of the students.
Authorities in the state and the Kaduna State Police Command have yet to confirm the latest development as at the time of reporting.
Recall that bandits stormed the school in Igabi Local Government Area very early on March 11, 2021 with the intention to abduct many students.
However, soldiers in the area promptly responded to a distress call made by a student who foresaw them, helping the soldiers to engage the bandits in a fierce gunfight in a bid to thwart the attack.