Afaka 39: Army releases names of rescued students | Dailytrust

Afaka 39: Army releases names of rescued students

The Nigerian Army has released the names of rescued students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna who were kidnapped by bandits on 11 March 21.

The recovered students, according to the Director, Army Public Relation, Brigadier General Brigadier Mohammed Yerima, are 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.”

Daily Trust had earlier reported that parents of the students had neither met nor been told the identities of the rescued students.

The Kaduna State Government, on Monday, announced that five of the 39 students abducted from the school dormitory on March 11 2021 had been recovered by the Nigerian army.

Daily Trust reports that five of the students were rescued 25 days after gunmen breached the perimeter fence of the institution at Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted 39 students.