One of the boys, who gave his name as Aminu while speaking to Channels Television on Friday morning after Governor Aminu Masari, received them, said;
We suffered in the bush. Infact, we were hungry in the bush. It took up to two days before we ate in the bush. They usually gave us Cassava to eat. I am not feeling fine. I am sick.
Another student who gave his name as Abubakar expressed;
At the time we were there, the place was very cold and the food we were taking was just bread and groundnut cake and cassava. The place we were sleeping is the same place we were defecating. In the night, if you say you want to go and urinate or defecate, they would beat you and ask you to go back to sleep.
He said except the state government provides security in his school, he will not like to return, stressing;
Nobody amongst us is thinking of going back to that school unless if some forces are there to guide us and control us.
The school is far away from the town and that is why when they came, before the police and army could come to the school, they had gathered us and packed us into the forest. It is only in terms of security that we have problem at the school.
Another boy said they were made to defecate in the same place that they slept and are.
Watch a video of some of the students who recounted their ordeals below;