The Kaduna State Government has handed over the five students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State recently released to their parents.

According to the State Commissioner for Internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan the students went thorough medical checks and preliminary psychological evaluation at a Military facility, and were certified physically and mentally stable.

Aruwan listed the students to include, Francis Paul, Maryam Danladi, Abubakar Yakubu, Amina Yusuf and Obadiah Habakkuk.

He said ” 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.

” The Kaduna State Government’s empathy with the families and loved ones of all the hostages is as important and deep rooted as its obligation not to provide incentives for criminality.

” The Kaduna State Government shares deeply in the pain and distress experienced by the parents and families of all the hostages in this difficult time. As such, the Government will continue to work towards the safe return of the students in captivity.

” The Governor has emphasized that the government, parents, students, the school management and all Nigerians have one common goal, and that is having all the students, and indeed all those in captivity back home, and to work hard towards overcoming this common asymmetric threat. By the grace of God, we will succeed.

” 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.

“It is on this note that we officially hand over the students to their parents.”