- One of the kidnapped varsity students in Kaduna state has reportedly regained freedom
- Lauritta Attahiru, the mother of the released student, confirmed the development but declined further comments
- Some other parents, however, claimed the student was released after his mother negotiated with the bandits and paid the ransom they demanded
One of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state has been released by the bandits, a report by Channels TV stated.
The newspaper stated that the mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru, confirmed the release of her son on Tuesday, May 4.
Legit.ng, however, gathers that the police and government authorities are yet to confirm the development.
The mother of the released student also refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not, TVC News stated.
Parents of abducted Kaduna students react to bandits threat, beg for mercy after paying over N55m ransom
However, some other parents whose identities were not disclosed claimed that the student was released on Saturday, May 1, after his mother, negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately.
The mother is said to be the wife of a Retired Army officer from Plateau state.
The parents added that the bandits have been negotiating with them individually, asking each of them to pay as high as N20 million.
They appealed to the government and Nigerians to come to their aid so that their children will be rescued alive.
Meanwhile, the bandits have now turned to the government again as they demanded a bulk of N100 million and ten motorcycles on Monday, May 3.
In another related development, parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Kaduna state, staged a protest at the National Assembly complex in Abuja on Tuesday, May 4.
The protesters registered their grievance over what they described as the negligence of the state and federal governments in securing the release of their children.
The parents who were joined by members of the Students Union Government of the institution chanted as they marched to the National Assembly.