The 5 rescued college students of the Faculty of Forestry in Kaduna state have been reunited with their households. They have been amongst the over 30 college students that have been kidnapped by suspected bandits who stormed the college premises on March 11.
The scholars have been rescued by the navy on Monday, April 5. Shortly after they have been launched, they have been taken to the hospital for therapy.
On Wednesday April 7, they have been licensed medically match and reunited with their households.
One of many college students, Francis Paul, whereas relieving his expertise within the arms of the abductors, stated;
”I’m one of many college students kidnapped by bandits on March 11, 2021. We have been taken from the hostel. The bandits got here and woke us from our sleep and took us out of the compound. They advised us to lie on the bottom.
After they requested us to lie down on the bottom, they took us via the place they broke the fence with digger exterior the college. It was after they took us via the fence out of the hostel that we noticed a lot of them exterior with bikes. It was from there that they took us from one place to a different.”
Talking on the viral video launched by the bandits shortly after their abduction, Paul dismissed claims that the bandits raped a few of the college students
“The video was actually true. They have been flogging us simply because they wished us to speak in regards to the cash they need from the federal government.
They stated in the event that they see that they’re flogging us the federal government will likely be critical to ship the cash to then. Nobody was raped.”
On how the 5 have been launched, Paul stated;
“We have been simply on the roll within the afternoon, a few of the bandits simply got here and began deciding on us and by that point, I used to be very in poor health and so they requested me to sit down up and that I ought to stand up after which chosen different feminine college students.
They put us on the bike and dropped us on a close-by village near the primary street and requested us that after we went to the primary street we must always ask of a specific village.
I really feel comfortable that I’m launched however at any time when I take into consideration my colleagues, I don’t actually really feel comfortable as a result of being there may be not enjoyable, being there may be not good.
We’re simply praying to God that God ought to simply launch us from that place as a result of these folks don’t actually know God. They didn’t deal with us like individuals who know God.”