Father of one of the kidnapped students in Kaduna dies

A report from Channels discovers that one of the fathers of the 39 abducted college students in Kaduna State, Ibrahim Shamaki, is dead.

Ibrahim was the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits who invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Afaka area of the state.

According to family sources, late Ibrahim died of a heart attack after he fell ill shortly after the news of his daughter’s abduction was broken to him.

He was reported to have later died on Friday evening when his relatives were about to take him to a hospital for additional medical treatment.

The news of Ibrahim’s death became public after the state government met with proxies of the grieving parents of the missing students at the Government House in the state capital.

This happened at the time when Fatima Shamaki and the other abducted students prepared to spend their 15th night in the imprisonment of the criminals.

On March 12, It was reported that a group of armed men attacked the school – coming after the attacks by bandits on schools in Katsina, Niger, and Zamfara States.

But the military said it instantly responded to the attack as troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army mobilised to prohibit the marauders from kidnapping the staff and students of the school.

As soon as the security operatives arrived in the school, they were said to have engaged the attackers in a gunfight.

According to the military, this led to the rescue of 180 people, comprising 132 male students, 40 female students, and eight civilian staff.