- Reactions have continued to trail the kidnap of the Greenfield University students
- Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, explained why the abduction can be linked to Boko Haram members
- Gumi advised the Kaduna state government to do everything possible to rescue the students
An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has claimed that Boko Haram terrorists are the ones behind the abduction of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.
Media reports had previously linked the kidnapping to bandits operating in Kaduna state.
However, Gumi, in an interview with AIT on Tuesday, May 4, insisted that findings show that the members of the radical group, Boko Haram, orchestrated kidnapping.
When asked by the presenter if he is certain that Boko Haram was behind the abduction, Sheik Gumi said:
''Yes, really. When we tried to trace them and put some sense into them, the contact who is also a nomadic Fulani, they threatened him. They said if he insists on them they were going to catch him and he will have to pay a ransom before he gets out.
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“And the leader is from Jalingo. He is from Adamawa. He is not the local Fulani we have here. So this means that the North-eastern element is coming into this area and we have to move fast. We don't have that luxury of time.''
In another news, 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.
The police and government authorities are yet to confirm the development. Meanwhile, 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.
Meanwhile, 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, Channels TV reported.
They chanted songs of solidarity and displayed placards demanding prompt rescue of the students.