Bandits have released 27 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, Daily Trust reports.


One of the persons who received the students said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.


The students were among the 37 abducted from the school almost two months ago.


After payment of ransom by parents and school management, the bandits only released 10 of the victims.


Their abductors had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government but Governor Nasir El-Rufai ruled out the option of negotiation, saying bandits deserve to be killed.

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