Kidnapped Kaduna students will be released soon ―Lalong

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Plateau State governor and chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, has said that the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna State will be released soon.

Governor Lalong said this when he visited the governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule on Saturday, Channels Television reports.

“We are very hopeful that at the end of the day, those students will be rescued,” Lalong said while assuring an improved security situation in the country.

“We are raising consciousness and making people get alert at the insecurity. We are really putting every measure and very hopeful like the military has said, that in the next few months, everything will be over.”

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The governor’s remarks comes after gunmen stormed the school in Kaduna State and kidnapped over 200 students on Thursday night.

Shortly after, the kidnapped students called for help in a disturbing video while they were seen being beaten by their captors, as they pleaded with the government to rescue them.

They were seen huddled together and sitting on tree leaves, with gun-wielding men, some of them dressed in military uniform, keeping watch over them.

Out of the figure, the military rescued about 180 students with 39 others still held in captivity.