The 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, who were kidnapped have been freed by their abductors.

The Chairman of the forum of the abducted parents, Malam Abdullahi Usman, confirmed their release to newsmen in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

He said, “Yes, they have been released. They are on their way from the forest where they have been kept for the past (over) 50 days.”

Details of their release is still sketchy as at press time as the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige was unable to take his call.

However, a source claimed the release was aided by the Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi and the dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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