BREAKING: Students of Greenfield University Released by Bandits

BREAKING: Students of Greenfield University Released by Bandits

- The news coming out of Kaduna state indicates that the remaining fourteen students held captive by bandits have been released

- The students have been in captivity since Tuesday, April 20 when they were forcefully taken away while in their hostels

- The Kaduna government and police authorities in the state are yet to confirm their release at the time of this report

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Daily Trust is reporting that fourteen students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, who were abducted from the university hostels on Tuesday, April 20 have been released.

According to the report, the students were released on Saturday afternoon, May 29 after a yet to be disclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.

The spokesman of Greenfield University, Kator Yengeh, confirmed the development and promised that more details will be provided later.

BREAKING: Students of Greenfield University Released by Bandits
Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna has a policy of not negotiating with bandits leaving parents of the students to meet the demands of the ransom. Photo credit: @elrufai
Source: UGC

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Channels Television reports that the students were released at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway.

The chairman of the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai, and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop-off location.

Meanwhile, angry youths protesting over the abduction of 15 persons by bandits on Monday, May 24 vandalized and burnt the Gauraka police station in Tafa local government area of Niger state.

15 people were abducted by bandits in the Gauraka community when bandits in their large number stormed the community.

The bandits were said to have moved from house to house to forcefully drag their victims out of their homes, a pregnant woman was said to be among the abductees.

An unspecified number of persons were said to have sustained injuries while some were killed in the incident.

The youths who were protesting over what they termed as the increasing spate of abductions in Suleja and Tafa local government areas took to the road blocking the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

Three days before the incident, armed bandits abducted not less than 12 residents of the Kwankwashe community in the Suleja local government Area of Niger state during an attack.

The attackers on the night of Wednesday, May 19, stormed the village which is not far from Abuja, and killed at least one person.

They were said to have raided the village for more than an hour before police officers intervened.


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