The 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, who were kidnapped have been freed by their abductors after 56 days in captivity.
The freed students were among the 37 others abducted from the school premises by suspected gunmen recently.
The Chairman of the forum of the abducted parents, Malam Abdullahi, confirmed their release to newsmen on Wednesday.
Details of their release are still sketchy as at press time as the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige was unable to take his call.
However, a source claimed the release was aided by the Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, and the dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The students were among the 37 abducted almost two months ago.
After payment of ransom by parents and school management, the bandits only released 10 of the victims.
Their abductors had initially demanded an N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government but Governor Nasir El-Rufai ruled out the option of negotiation, saying gunmen deserve to be killed.