- Report says that the abducted Greenfield students may soon be released
- According to the report, the kidnappers have reached out to their parents to make fresh demands
- A source said the mother had resisted any attempts by security agents to debrief her son after he was released by the bandits
Legit.ng gathered that the bandits had initially demanded a ransom of N800 million which the parents could not afford.
According to the report, following the failure of the parents to pay N800 million, five of the students were killed within the first week of their abduction.
It also reported that the mastermind of the attack, Sani Idris Jalingo, aka Baleri, had demanded N100 million and 10 motorcycles, threatening to kill the remaining students the following day if their parents or government failed to meet his demands.
The newspaper gathered after the bandits threatened to kill the remaining students, one of the parents negotiated and paid N20 million for her son to regain freedom.
It added that sources said the mother had resisted any attempts by security agents to debrief her son after he was released by the bandits.
The Kaduna state police command through the public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, however, said the police was not resting on its oars as all efforts to see to the release of the remaining students are being considered.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that two weeks after the abduction of students from Greenfield University, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, shared an update concerning the release of those still in captivity.
It was reported that Gumi made this known to newsmen on Thursday, May 5, at his Kaduna residence after receiving parents of freed students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka who paid him a ‘thank you visit.
While assuring that negotiations were ongoing with the bandits, the cleric confirmed that none of the students had been killed following their last thread.
The cleric went on to note that though the ransom of N100 million has not yet been paid, the bandits, however, reduced their initial demand.