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Protesting parents of abducted Kaduna students denied entry to National Assembly

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State on Tuesday took their grievances to the National Assembly complex in Abuja but were denied entry into the facility.

The protesting parents were joined by members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution as well as civil society organisations.

They lamented negligence of State and Federal Government in securing the release of their children.

They blocked the entrance to the Federal Secretariat axis of the complex as they were not allowed entry through the one kilometer drive way leading to the main gate of the National Assembly.

They carried placard and chanted songs of solidarity for the immediate rescue of the students.

“Education is our right! Safety is our right! Freedom is our right!, Free Afaka 29, ” they chanted.

NaijaOnPoint.com, TNG reports that on March 11, 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State were kidnapped from their hostels by bandits dressed in military uniforms.

Ten of the students have been released with 29 still with their abductors.

Meanwhile the Governor Nasir El-Rufai led Kaduna State Government has said it will never negotiate nor pay the bandits a kobo from the state coffers as ransom.

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