Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly complex, Abuja, in protest to register their grievances.

The parents were accompanied by members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution.

The protesters lament what they described as the negligence of the state and federal Government in securing the release of the victims.

They chanted songs of solidarity and displayed placards demanding prompt action from the Nigerian government.

“Afaka 29 Lives Matter! Until everyone is free no one is free! Freedom is our right!, Free Afaka 29! ” the parents and students chanted as they marched to the National Assembly.

Thirty-nine students were abducted from their hostels in the college on 11th March 2021 from the College of forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna by bandits dressed in military uniform.

Ten students have so far been released in two batches of five each while 29 others have remained in captivity.