BEVERLY HILLS, May 03, (THEWILL) – The terror gang that kidnapped 22 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna has threatened to kill the remaining students in their custody on Tuesday, 4th May.
THEWILL reports that 22 students and a staffer were abducted from the privately-owned university located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Chikun LGA on April 20, 2021.
Five of the students have been killed by the gunmen. The bodies of the dead students were found in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.
However, the leader of the terror gang who kidnapped the students, Sani Jalingo, said the remaining students would be killed if the Kaduna State Government or the students’ family failed to pay a ransom by Tuesday.
Jalingo, who spoke to the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, demanded a ransom of N100 million and 10 motorcycles.
The armed gang insisted that if the money (N100m) and the items (motorcycles) demanded were not provided on Tuesday, trucks would be used to evacuate the lifeless bodies of the remaining students.
He confirmed that the abducted students, 15 females and two males, remained in their custody.
Jalingo disclosed that the families of the remaining students had so far paid N55 million to them.
The Greenfield University kidnapping is Nigeria’s fourth kidnapping from an academic institution in 2021, and the fifth since December 2020, coming five weeks and six days after the Afaka kidnapping, in which 39 students were abducted.
The attack occurred at 8:15 pm local time on 20th April 2021.
Following the abduction of the students and a staff of the school, the bandits had made contact with the parents and demanded N800 million ransom for the release of the students.
But Jalingo said the ransom demanded is now N100 million.