The Kaduna State chapter of the The Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA), has appealed to bandits who abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna to spare the lives of the remaining 17 students in their custody.
The parents made the plea following the threat by the abductors of the students who were kidnapped in their school on April 20, 2021, to kill them if the N100 million and 10 motorcycles they demanded for are not given them by Tuesday (Today).
NaijaNewsNow reports that five of the students have been killed by their abductors.
The President of the association, Haruna Danjuma, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday, urged the bandits to spare the lives of the innocent students.
Danjuma expressed concern over the tension caused by the threat among the students’ families and other Nigerians across the country.
He said: “We were shocked and unhappy with the bandits’ threat on the radio that all our remaining Greenfield University students will be killed if N100 million and ten motorcycles were not given to them (bandits) today (Tuesday).
“We are simply begging them not to kill any other students in view of the fact that they are innocents
“The deadline is really worrisome and as parents, we are all concerned and worried over the lives of our students and teachers of the Greenfield University.”
Danjuma further said that there is a need for the abductors to extend the deadline they gave in order to enable some of the parents to meet up their demands, adding that it was unfortunate that bandits had come up with new ways of extorting money from school students by evacuating a large number of students to get money