- The federal government as well as Governor El-Rufai has been given an ultimatum to secure the release of students abducted in Kaduna state
- The demand was made by parents of the abducted students of a federal government college
- Recall that gunmen abducted 39 students on Friday, March 12, and demanded N500 million for their release
More than a week after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Mando in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, affected parents have reacted.
The Punch reports that parents of the abducted students gave both the state and federal governments a 48-hour ultimatum to rescue their children.
This was made known by Friday Sani, chairman of the parents of the 39 abducted students, during a press conference on Monday, March 22.
According to the parents, since the abduction, neither the school authority nor the government had briefed them on steps being taken to secure the release of their children.
While lamenting over the attitude of the government, they added that the silence of the authorities concerned was no longer acceptable.
They questioned the rationale behind governments’ lack of interest in rescuing their children as others had swiftly swung into action when such similar incidents happened.
The Nation also reported that parents temporarily blocked the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway to stage a peaceful protest at the premises of the college.
They carried banners and placards with inscriptions like; “Bring Back our Children”, “Bring Back Our Students” among others. The protest took place shortly before they held a press briefing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the bandits who abducted 39 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state have demanded N500 million for their release
Three parents of some of the abducted students confirmed that the abductors reached out and made a demand of N500 million for their release.
The kidnappers have released three videos showing the students in what appeared to be a forest area.
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