One of the freed students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state, Sarah Sunday has narrated her bitter encounter in the camp of her abductors.
According to her, she had to through a lot of trekking and suffering as she did not have it easy at the hands of her abductors.
Sarah said: “I will tell them (referring to the abductors) we forgive them all. That is all. That is only what I’m going to tell them. And God will give them the chance to change. We suffered a lot. Honestly speaking, we suffered through insults, through hard labour. We trekked throughout. I thought maybe my mother will pass away because of the shock, but I thank God. Thank you. I appreciate. Thank you to everyone that helped us in prayers and everything.”
According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the students had to be checked for certain things including their health status before they were allowed to go back to their parents.
He said: “These students have undergone thorough medical checks and preliminary psychological evaluation at a Military facility, and have been certified physically and mentally stable. ”However, there is of course the need for post-trauma evaluation. “It is in that light, that the Kaduna state government is handing them over to their parents.
Upon their retrieval, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, immediately directed the State Emergency Management Agency and the Ministry of Human Services and Social Development to offer direct support with the management of the students. “Food, clothing and other immediate essentials were provided to the students, and they were housed at a shelter for debriefing.
“I also wish to appeal to the parents of the remaining students to stay strong. Government and security agencies are working patiently and consistently to secure the release of the students and all abducted persons,”