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#AfakaAbduction: Terrorists Release 27 Kidnapped Kaduna Students

After over 50 days, terrorists have released 27 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state, Northwest Nigeria.

Twenty-seven students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state, Northwest Nigeria, abducted by terrorists have been released on wednesday, May 5. 

Daily Trust reported that one of the persons who received the students confirmed the news saying their release was facilitated by the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The 27 students were part of the 39 students abducted over 50 days ago. Their parents protested at the National Assembly, FCT, Abuja, yesterday demanding Nigerian government to secure their release. 

The terrorists had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government but Governor Nasir El-Rufai said he would not negotiate with criminals. 

Ten of the students were initially released after their family paid ransom for their release. 

HumAngle contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, to confirm the report, but he did not respond to the phone call and text message sent to him.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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