Bandits, who abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, have threatened to kill the remaining students in their custody if they are not paid the requested ransom by Tuesday.
NaijaNewsNow reports that at least 23 students, including a staff of the privately-owned university, located along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway were abducted from the school on April 20, 2021.
Five of the students have been killed by the bandits in a bid to drive home their seriousness.
The leader of the bandits, Sani Jalingo, who spoke to the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, demanded a ransom of N100 million and ten motorcycles.
According to Jalingo, if the Kaduna State Government or the students’ family fail to meet the demands by Tuesday, the remaining students in their custody would be killed.
Jalingo insisted that if the money (N100m) and the items (motorcycles) demanded were not provided on Tuesday, trucks would be used to evacuate the lifeless bodies of the remaining students, adding that 17 of the abducted students, including 15 females and two males are in their custody.
He also revealed that the families of the remaining students had so far paid N55 million to them.
It would be recalled that the bandits had initially demanded for N800 million as ransom for the release of the students.