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JUST IN: Kidnappers release 27 abducted forestry students in Kaduna

Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Kidnappers have released the 27 remaining students abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.

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One of the persons who received the students confirmed the news to Daily Trust.

He said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi 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.

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The Chairman of the Parents’ Committee, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the release of the students to Channels Television.

He explained that the victims were released some minutes past 4 pm around the Kidanda area in Giwa Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the released students were on their way back to the state capital.

Mr Usman, however, refused to disclose the amount paid as ransom to the bandits.

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