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How social media saved us – student who escaped Kaduna attack

One of the rescued students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state has narrated how a group chat on WhatsApp led to the deployment of security agent to the college.

The 400 level student of Crop Production Technology in the college narrated what happened when Daily Trust visited the school on Saturday.

“I think if there was no social media, it would have been an easy matter for them (bandits) because no body had the mind to make a call it was a simple post that actually saved the situation.”

“We have a social media platform which is the school’s chat group and that was where we first posted that there was problem in the school and the school management took it up from there,” he said.

He said the gunmen came well prepared for the operation, adding that most of the students had escaped into the bush during the attack.

“We all ran into the bush so when the army came, some of our friends would call us and then they will come and pick us in the bush areas we were hiding. There was a shoot out with the bandits because they were fully prepared for the operation. If not for the intervention of security agents, I think they would have carried all of us in the school,” he said.

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