- Parents of the abducted college students in Kaduna state have expressed sadness over their ordeal in securing the freedom of their children
- According to one of the parents, almost N800,000 was paid to a man introduced to them by Sheikh Ahmad Gumi
- The Kaduna state government has been accused of not doing enough to secure the students' safe return home
Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Kaduna state, have opened up on the sad experience while negotiating the freedom of their children from the abductors.
One of the parents Speaking with Roots TV, said she and the other parents have been attending meetings in order to secure the release of the abducted students.
She went on to note that they were taken to the home of prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi who directed them to a Fulani man identified as Ahmed.
According to her, Ahmed invited a Fulani man from Kaduna to meet them and the parents contributed almost N800,000 for him.
However, the unidentified man told the guardians that the money was just for transport and insisted they pay an additional N500 million.
The parent said she cried and pleaded with him, as she's a widow, but he said it was none of his concern.
Daniel Regha,@DanielRegha said:
"The DSS are able to track Buhari's critics but can't track down the abductors for 2 wks? My heart bleeds for this nation. Nigerians are not even safe, I can't even begin to imagine the trauma the parents of these kidnapped students will be going through. God save Nigerians."
IFEYINWA, @ifyugwuokwor said:
"I just teared up, in 2021 kidnappers are calling someone for up to 2 weeks and no one can track them , and some people said they spent billions of dollars on security?? My heart is broken,I am regretting why I played this video."
David Harts, @DavidHarts2 said:
"And this is Gumi compelling Government to Pay Ransom, meanwhile he has direct access to these Kidnappers.
If Gumi doesn't get arrested and prosecuted immidiately Nig Govt should get ready to see more people like him arise, and their main targets would be top Government Officials."
Legit.ng recalls that back in March armed bandits stormed the Kaduna school and kidnapped 39 students. So far, ten of the students were released in two batches of five each but 29 others remain in captivity.
In a related development, Ibrahim Shamaki, the father of one of the abducted college students in Kaduna state died of a heart attack.
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Shamaki fell ill and died of a heart attack over his daughter’s abduction from the school in Afaka area of the state.
Sources said relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment on Friday, March 26, when he passed.