By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

One of the second batch students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, who regained freedom on Thursday, has said their kidnappers flogged them almost every day like animals.

Abdulganiyu Aminu spoke with reporters on Friday while being handed over to their parents by the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.

Aminu, who was in captivity with two of his siblings for 28 days, said they had a harrowing experience in the kidnappers den as they sometimes hit them with gun butts.

According to him: “Throughout our stay in the bush, the bandits did not allow us to pray. Anytime we told them we want to pray, they would not allow us.

“Throughout the period, we could not have proper sleep, how can one even sleep there? If the bandits did not flog us, they will use the bottom of the gun to hit us. I had the most harrowing experience in my 25 years on earth in that bush.”

Handing the students over to the College management and their parents, Aruwan gave their names as Suzan M Jatau, Ishaya Jafaru, Abdulganiyu Aminu, Haruna Aminu and Adamu Aminu.

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He said extensive medical checkups and a preliminary psychological evaluation had been carried out on the students.

“Furthermore, the Governor commends CP Umar Musa Muri and his team. It is on this note, that we hand over the five students to their parents and representatives of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization,” said Aruwan.

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