Parents, students block Kaduna highway over 39 abducted students

March 23, 2021
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Students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka, Kaduna State, on Monday blocked the busy Kaduna Airport Highway over the failure of federal and state governments to rescue 39 students of the college abducted by bandits.

Daily Trust reported last week Thursday how the students and parents of the abducted students staged a peaceful protest, demanding the release of the students.

The parents of the abducted students blocked the highway on Monday as part of their efforts to demand for the release of the students 11 days after their abduction.

They called on the government to save their children from the bandits’ den. Daily Trust observed that many travellers were stranded as the students and parents used iron rods to block the road.

It was also observed that soldiers and police vehicles were sighted around the area removing the irons used to block the road.

Mr Friday Sani, who represented the parents at a press briefing conducted in the middle of the highway, said as parents, they were concerned about the health of the abducted students.

He urged the state and federal governments to put more effort in rescuing the students.

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