A few of the moms of the kidnapped college students of the Faculty of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka in Kaduna State have narrated the hardship they’re going by way of over the kidnapping of their kids.
Whereas some mentioned they may stay awake, others mentioned the presence of their kids in kidnappers’ den provides them psychological trauma.
A few of the moms spoke throughout a protest on the Nationwide Meeting advanced, Abuja on Tuesday, the place they wept profusely.
One of many moms, Angelina Babale, in an emotion-laden voice, urged the federal government to intervene and get the kidnapped college students rescued.
She complained that Nigerian troops do peace-keeping in different international locations however can not rescue college students in their very own nation.
“They need to assist us. Authorities shouldn’t keep inside Air Conditioner and have a look at mother and father endure. I’m hopeful that I’ll see my daughter at some point,” Babale mentioned amid tears.
One other mom of an kidnapped scholar, Rabi Magaji Zakariah, pleaded with the bandits to “take into account what it takes to hold a nine-month being pregnant and labour pains”.
She mentioned, “I really feel it. I carried him in my tummy for 9 months. I skilled him for 27 years.
“Similar to that! Authorities ought to assist us. It’s 55 days as we speak, will probably be two months on Thursday. Please assist us. That is an excessive amount of. They need to have graduated final 12 months. I’m a widow, I’ve no husband.
“It’s painful. I skilled him for 27 years. I can not sleep. I checked out the front and back and I can not see my boy. I can’t eat. I can not sleep.”
The 39 college students of the faculty have been kidnapped by bandits from the establishment in March however the Kaduna State authorities introduced the rescue of 5 in April.
Nevertheless, the Kaduna State Authorities has insisted it could neither negotiate with the abductors nor pay them ransom regardless of pleas by the mother and father.