- Atiku has reacted to the killing of students by bandits in Kaduna
- The former vice president wondered how long the nation would continue to lose precious souls
- Meanwhile, he prayed God to comfort the families of the deceased
Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent killing of abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.
The former vice president says he is heartbroken following the killing and wondered how long the nation would continue to lose precious souls.
"Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna. How long shall we continue to lose precious souls? May their families and friends be comforted. It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security."
The former vice president added that it was time states were granted constitutional roles in the management of security.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the bandits behind the abduction of some students of Greenfield University, a Kaduna-based private-owned institution, have reportedly contacted their parents and demanded a collective ransom of N800 million.
The bandits threatened to kill the students if the ransom is not paid, noting that negotiation of the ransom was already ongoing.
A cousin to one of the kidnapped students, Georgina Stephen, confirmed the development. According to her, the kidnappers have been beating the abducted students, insisting if the ransom is not paid they will kill all of them.
The gunmen abducted the students during an attack on the private university on the night of Tuesday, April 20.
The academic institution is located along the Kaduna–Abuka highway in Chikun local government area of the state.
The abduction was the second at a tertiary institution in Kaduna state since March. Early March, 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, in Kaduna were also abducted.
While a few of them have escaped, a good number of the students are still in the den of the kidnappers.