The 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, who were abducted by bandits on Friday, appear to be having it rough at the hands of their captors, according to videos released by the gunmen yesterday.
In the videos, the students are half-naked, made to sit on the bare floor, and whipped by some of the AK 47 bearing bandits.
The ladies have only their wrappers tied across their chests while the men have only boxers or trousers on.
They are seen crying as the koboko (horsewhip) makes contact with their skin.
The bandits are asking for a ransom of N500 million while the students plead with the government to meet the demand.
But President Muhammadu Buhari vowed yesterday that government would not allow bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists to destroy the nation’s school system.