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Kaduna kidnapped agric students’ parents plan protest in N’Assembly


 Parents of the remaining 29 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna State have threatened to go to the National Assembly in protest against the plight of their children in kidnappers’ den.

They also gave the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria 72-hour-ultimatum to act, failure which they would be forced to occupy the National Assembly.

The ultimatum expired midnight Thursday April 29, 2021.

On March 11, 2021 bandits invaded the school located and abducted 39 students.

The bandits demanded N500m as ransom. However, 10 of the 39 students had been released.

According the parents, the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, a supervising body of the college, has been indifference over the abducted students of the school.

The parents made their position known in a statement signed by their Chairman, Usman Abdullahi; and the Secretary, Catherine Saleh, in Kaduna on Thursday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The parents expressed concern that after 50 days of the abduction of their children, the government was not doing enough to rescue their children.

They also demanded for compensation from the FRIN for all the 10 students released so far by the bandits to take care of their needs and health challenges.

The statement parly reads, “The parents of the remaining 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, are poised to storm the National Assembly in an unprecedented protest if the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, which supervises the college, fails to secure the release of their children from their abductors by midnight of Thursday, April 29, 2021.

It added, “As of the afternoon of Thursday, April 29, there was no inkling of hope from any government quarters, suggesting any time for the release of the 29 remaining abductees.

“At the National Assembly, the aggrieved parents will seek the intervention of the federal parliamentarians to query the Minister of Environment, whose ministry oversees the affairs of FRIN, which in turn oversees the affairs of the college where their children were abducted, over the continued captivity of the children.”

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