Presidency Gives Update About Plans to Rescue Abducted Greenfield University Students

Presidency Gives Update About Plans to Rescue Abducted Greenfield University Students

- The presidency has disclosed what is being done about the abduction of students from Greenfield University in Kaduna

- The students have been in the custody of their abductors since April 18, 2021

- Parents of the students are concerned about the welfare of their children

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The presidency has said it is making efforts to ensure that the students abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna are rescued.

In a statement on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, May 4, the presidency disclosed that the federal government is working with the Kaduna government and the relevant security agencies to rescue all the students alive.

Presidency gives update about plans to rescue abducted Greenfield University students
The presidency called on Nigerians to shun negative ethnic or religious affiliations, and unite against criminality. Photo: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

The presidency also promised that the bandits attacking communities in the country will face justice.

It said:

''We deeply share the anguish of the parents of the abducted Greenfield University students. The Federal Government through the military & intelligence agencies is working to support the Kaduna State Govt to bring this tragic saga to an end with no further loss of innocent life.

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''We will ensure that good triumphs over evil, & that all of the bandits & criminals terrorizing innocent lives & communities are brought to book. This is a time for all Nigerians to unite, regardless of religion, ethnicity or partisan affiliation—against a common, dastardly enemy.'' recalls that the gunmen had invaded the school on April 18, 2021, and abducted several students.

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Five of those abducted were later found dead, while the kidnappers had vowed to kill the remaining students if a ransom of N100 million wasn’t paid.

Meanwhile, one of the abducted students of Greenfield University 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.

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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.

In another report, 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.

They chanted songs of solidarity and displayed placards demanding prompt rescue of the students.


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