Some of the students get off a military truck at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state on March 13, 2021.
Security forces escorted students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state to collect their belongings and clear the premises.
Students arrived at the school by military truck on Saturday morning while some parents were there to meet their children and bring them home.
Shortly after their arrival, a mild drama unfolded when three female students passed out while watching the school.
Students fell to the floor allegedly suffering from the psychological trauma they went through when bandits attacked their school.
However, they were rescued by their colleagues who took them to a well-ventilated place where they later regained consciousness.
A screenshot taken on March 13, 2021 shows two of the students who passed out after arriving on school grounds.
The students brought back by the soldiers were those whose abduction was thwarted by the military in the Afaka region of Kaduna state.
Despite efforts by the troops to thwart the attack, state authorities confirmed that 39 students from the facility were still missing.
State Homeland Security and Internal Affairs commissioner Samuel Aruwan said 23 female and 16 male students were still missing.
He added that security agencies are continuing efforts to track down the missing students.
The school is just a few miles from the Nigerian Defense Academy and not far from Kaduna International Airport Road, which is one of the breeding grounds for banditry and kidnapping in the state.
However, according to the military, 180 students, including 132 male students, 40 female students and eight civil servants at the school, were rescued.
Troops were found to have foiled an attempt by armed bandits to kidnap students from Turkey’s international secondary school in the state’s Rigachikun area.