Parents of abducted students from Kaduna State’s College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka have protested by occupying the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
The protesters, who include members of the institution’s Students Union Government (SUG), are lamenting what they call the state and federal governments’ negligence in securing the children’s release.
They chanted solidarity songs and held placards demanding that the students be rescued as soon as possible.
“Education is our right! Safety is our right! Freedom is our right!, Free Afaka 29! ” the parents and students chanted as they marched to the National Assembly.
Protesters gathered at the Unity Fountain earlier in the day and marched to the National Assembly complex, where security agents stood guard at the main entrance.
On March 11, 2021, 39 students were kidnapped from their college dorms.
So far, ten students have been released in two groups of five each.