The abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State have called for help from government officials on their release from their abductees.
A video was released on 15 March where the students could be seen being beaten by the armed kidnappers as they pleaded for help from the Nigerian government.
In the video, a male student was seen complaining about the poor state of their health and fear of the kidnappers executing them if the ransom for their release, ₦500 million was not paid by the government.
The 39 students; 23 females and 16 males were said to have been kidnapped from their hostels on Thursday 11 March 2021 in the late hours of the day after a heated battle with the military.
While speaking to the press, Kaduna state police spokesman, Mohammadu Jalinge said that local authorities as well as the military were combining forces in an effort to rescue the abducted students.
“We are combing the surrounding forests and bushes with a view to freeing the hostages. Very soon, it will be over for the bandits.” he said.