Kidnappers of Greenfield University students in Kaduna have threatened to kill the remaining students in their custody.
On April 20, 2021, at least 23 students, including a staff member, were abducted from the privately-owned university located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Five of the students were killed by the bandits a few days later.
Meanwhile, the bandits’ leader, Sani Jalingo, told the Voice of America’s Hausa Service that a ransom of N100 million and ten motorcycles was demanded.
If the Kaduna State Government or the students’ families do not meet the demands by Tuesday, Jalingo has threatened to kill the remaining students in their custody.
Alingo revealed that the families of the remaining students had already paid them N55 million.
Following the kidnapping of the students and a member of the school’s staff, the bandits contacted the parents and demanded N800 million in ransom for the students’ release.
However, five of them were later executed for failing to meet the demand.