29 Kidnapped students of Afaka College of Forestry have been released.

another 16 Greenfield University students in Kaduna are still being held captive by their kidnappers
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Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna Entrance Gate

According to recent news, the remaining 29 abducted students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Afaka, Kaduna State, have been freed.

They were reportedly released in the Kidanda community of Kaduna State's Giwa Local Government Area.

The students, who were abducted on March 11 with a ransom demand of N500 million, are due to be reunited with their families after seven weeks in captivity.

Their release was confirmed on Wednesday by Malam Abdullahi Usman, Chairman of the Concerned Afaka Parents, who also announced that a press conference would be held upon the students' arrival.

Early reports indicates that a total 39 students were kidnapped in the College. After their parents paid the ransom, ten of the students were released in two batches.

The parents of the remaining students protested at the National Assembly complex on Tuesday over their children's prolonged kidnapping, but it's unclear if the lawmakers or the Kaduna state government mediated their release.

Meanwhile, another 16 Greenfield University students in Kaduna are still being held captive by their kidnappers, who have threatened to kill them all if their ransom demand of N100 million is not met.