Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State have occupied the National Assembly complex, Abuja, Nigerian capital in protest.
The protesters which include members of the student’s union Government of the institution are lamenting over what they described as the negligence of the state and Federal Government in securing the release of the children.
The protesters gathered at the Unity Fountain and proceeded to the National Assembly complex where security agents prevent manned the main entrance.
On 11th March 2021, 39 students were abducted from their hostels in the college.
Ten students have so far been released in two batches of five each.
Recall that Twenty-two students and a member of staff were abducted from the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on April 20 and within a week, five of them were killed.
Jalingo, who said the families of the students have already paid N55 million to them, claimed that they had used the money to feed the students.
“We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms.
“He also said he told his family that he will not pay ransom if any of them is kidnapped. So, we want to show that the Nigerian Government has failed that is why we killed the students,” he said.