The Nigerian Army has released the names of the 5 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State, who regained freedom from captivity on Monday evening.
Recall that 39 students were kidnapped from the school by bandits on March 11, 2021.
In a statement on Monday evening, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said five students were rescued by troops of the Nigerian Army.
Confirming this in a later statement, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, identified the rescued students as; Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk, Amina Yusuf and Maryam Danladi.
He said, “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna.
“The GOC 1 Division, Maj Gen DH Ali-Keffi has commended the troops for their effort and charged them not to rest on their oars until all kidnap victims are rescued and returned to their families.