Kaduna: Bandits threaten to kill Greenfield Varsity students if N100m ransom isn’t paid

Gunmen who kidnapped some students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state have threatened to kill the victims if their demands are not met by today, Tuesday.

Recall that the armed men suspected to be bandits attacked the institution on April 18 and kidnapped some students.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA), one Sani Idris Jalingo, who identified himself as the leader of the bandits, said 17 of the students are still in their custody. He added that the families of the students had already paid N55 million, which he claimed was used to feed the abductees.

He further demanded a ransom of N100 million and 10 motorcycles, warning that if the Kaduna state government or the victims’ families fail to meet their demands by Tuesday, the remaining students will be killed. He said five of the students were killed to prove that the State and the Federal Governments have failed. 

One of the students, Abigail Usman, who spoke during the telephone conversation, appealed to the government to pay the ransom and secure their release.

Recall that the kidnappers had killed five abducted students while negotiating an N800 million ransom with the parents.

As of the time of filing this report, the state government is yet to confirm the exact number of students taken hostage.

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