The father of one of the 39 abducted college students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka Kaduna State, Ibrahim Shamaki, has died.
Ibrahim was the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with head cover seen in the viral video released on Saturday, March 13, 2021 by bandits who invaded the college located in Afaka area of the state.
Late Shamaki was said to have died of a heart attack after he fell ill shortly after the news of his daughter’s kidnapping was broken to him.
He died Friday evening while relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment. The sad news of Ibrahim’s death broke hours after the Kaduna state government met with representatives of the grieving parents of the missing students at the Government House in the state capital.
This comes as Fatima Shamaki and the other abducted students prepare to spend their 15th night in the captivity of the bandits.
News Central Television reported that a group of gun men invaded the school – coming after the attacks by bandits on schools in Katsina, Niger, and Zamfara States.
Although troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army mobilised to prevent the bandits rescuing180 persons, comprising 132 male students, 40 female students, and eight civilian staff.
Despite the swift response of the soldiers, the bandits kidnapped 39 people, including 23 female and 16 male students. The state government has ruled out the option of negotiating with bandits.