Abducted pregnant student, others call for help in new video released by gunmen (Video)


Bandits who abducted the 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State have released another video of the students including a pregnant female student.

The students were abducted from their hostels on 11 March after the bandits attacked the college, which is located very close to the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Between April 5 and April 8, the bandits released 10 of the abducted students, leaving 29 of them in captivity.

They had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the government but after the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai failed to comply, they reached out to some parents.

In a four-minute, 56 seconds video shot at night, in an unknown location, a bandit was heard speaking in Hausa and later Fulfulde.

He asked some of the students to come forward and speak to the camera.

In the video, the pregnant woman the bandits addressed as Hajiya pleaded with their parents to rescue them.

“We are appealing to our parents to help us, we are tired and there is no food. They should do their best to get us out of this place. We have spent 47 days, almost all of us are ill and there is no food. We sleep in the open even when it rains,” she said.

The bandits also introduced a woman they addressed as the wife of a military officer who was abducted from her home in Tirkania-Agwa in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The victim, who said her husband is a naval officer working in Warri, Delta State, urged the Federal Government to come to their rescue.

She said the bandits had earlier requested for N30 million for their release.


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