Breaking! Parents of Kaduna Abducted Students Storm National Assembly
Grieving parents of the students kidnapped in Kaduna State have Tuesday morning stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja demanding for an urgent step towards the release of their children.
The grieving parents were identified as parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State .
The protesting parents were supported in the struggle by members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution who are lamenting over what they described as the negligence of the state and Federal Government in securing the release of the children.
They chanted songs of solidarity and displayed placards demanding prompt rescue of the students.
“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.
The protesters joined by the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju had earlier gathered at the Unity Fountain before proceeding to the National Assembly complex.
The main entrance of the National Assembly was however manned by security agents who denied the protesters entrance.
On 11th March, 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State were abducted from their hostels by bandits dressed in military uniform.
Ten of the students were released in two batches of five each but 29 others have remained in captivity.