- The parents of the abducted Kaduna students have reacted to the latest threat issued by bandits to kill the remaining children in their custody
- While expressing shock at the news, the parents are begging for the suspects to spare the students
- One of the parents stated that more than N55m has been paid as ransom after the bandits had earlier demanded N500m to free the students
The latest threat by bandits to kill the remaining abducted Greenfield University students has left the parents very worried and scared.
Recall that the suspects who abducted some students from a private university in Kaduna have threatened to kill the remaining 17 in their custody if their demands are not met.
The criminals are asking for a ransom of N100 million as well as 10 brand Honda motorcycles.
The parents in reaction to the threat begged the bandits to spare their children after they received over N55million as ransom, The Nation reports.
Speaking to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity, one of the parents said the N55million mentioned by the bandits' leader was paid collectively.
It was gathered that the bandits were expected to release the students after receiving the ransom money last week according to the agreement made by the parents.
The worried guardians are appealing to the suspects to keep their promise and release the children unconditionally.
As of the time of filing this report, neither the Kaduna state government nor the police command have issued a statement in light of the development.
In an earlier report by The Cable, a parent of one of the abducted students noted that negotiation was ongoing with the kidnappers when they killed their children.
The ugly incident happened on Monday, April 26. Their bodies were retrieved by security agencies, have been evacuated to a mortuary.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state said bandits and kidnappers attacking the state because of his government’s position not to negotiate with the criminals and give them money.
The Kaduna governor who appeared as a guest on Channels TV on Sunday, April 4, said the state government would not change its stand on the issue, arguing that it was uncivilised to negotiate with criminals.
According to him, those who consider the option of negotiating with bandits are irrational and emotional.