Our abductors don’t know God – Freed Kaduna student
One of the freed five students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Francis Paul, a 200- level student of Agricultural Technology, said their abductors don’t know God.
He said they fed them with unknown plants and stream water.
Paul said while he is happy for being freed from the kidnappers den, he feels bad remembering his 34 other colleagues are still in captivity.
According to him: “I feel a bit better now. I am one of the students abducted by bandits on March 11, 2021. We were taken from the hostel. The bandits came and woke us from our sleep and took us out of the compound. They told us to lie on the ground.
“After they asked us to lie down on the ground, they took us through where they broke the fence with digger outside the school.
“It was when they took us through the fence out of the hostel that we saw many of them outside with bikes. It was from there that they took us from one place to another.”
Speaking on the viral video released by the bandits shortly after their abduction, Paul said: “The video was really true. They were flogging us just because they wanted us to talk about the money they want from the government.
“They said if they see that they are flogging us the government will be serious to send the money to then. No one was raped.”
On how the five were released, he added: “We were just on the roll in the afternoon, some of the bandits just came and started selecting us and by that time, I was very ill and they asked me to sit up and that I should get up and then selected other female students.
“They put us on the bike and dropped us on a nearby village close to the main road and asked us that when we went to the main road we should ask of a particular village.
“I feel happy that I am released but whenever I think about my colleagues, I don’t really feel happy because being there is not fun, being there is not nice.
“We are just praying to God that God should just release us from that place because those people don’t really know God. They didn’t treat us like people who know God.”
Source:The Nation Newspaper