Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State were today denied entry to the National Assembly complex, Abuja. They were at the National Assembly Complexion Tuesday demanding to meet with their representatives over the plight of their abducted children held over a month ago by bandits in Kaduna. The students were abducted from theirs school premises.
The worried parents were joined by members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution as well as civil society organisations to demand government action towards freedom for their wards.
They lamented negligence of State and Federal Government in securing release of their children.
The worried parents and protesting groups blocked the entrance to the Federal Secretariat axis of the complex as they were not allowed entry through the one kilometre drive-way leading to the main gate of the National Assembly.
“Education is our right! Safety is our right! Freedom is our right!, Free Afaka 29, ” they chanted.
Our correspondent recalled that On March 11th this year, 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