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Parents Of Kidnapped Kaduna Students Protest At National Assembly

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

Parents of the kidnapped students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State on Tuesday staged a protest at the National Assembly complex, Abuja.

They protested against what they described as the negligence of the state and Federal Government in securing the release of the children.

Members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution also joined the parents of the victims in protest.

They chanted songs of solidarity and displayed placards demanding prompt rescue of the students.

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“Education is our right! Safety is our right! Freedom is our right! Free Afaka 29! ” the parents and students chanted as they marched to the National Assembly.

No fewer than 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State were on March 11, abducted from their hostels by bandits dressed in military uniform.

Ten of the students were released in two batches of five each but 29 others have remained in captivity.

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