Twenty-two students and a member of staff were abducted from the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on April 20 and within a week, five of them were killed.
The remaining students abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been threatened with death by bandits.
On April 20, twenty-two students and a member of staff were abducted from the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, and five of them were killed within a week.
Sani Idris Jalingo, a leader of the bandit party, threatened to kill the remaining students if the Kaduna State Government or their families failed to pay a ransom of N100 million and provide them with ten brand new Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, according to an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA) monitored by Daily Trust.
Jalingo said they had 17 students in custody, 15 of whom were female and two of whom were male.
It was discovered that one of them is a descendant of Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzau, who was known as Hamza.
The bandit announced that the students’ families had already collected and paid them N55 million, but that the money had been used to feed the students.
He declared that this was his final notice and that if the government or the families of the students did not comply with his demands, all of the students would be killed.
“You are speaking with the abductors of Greenfield students. We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms,” he said.
Asked if he sees himself as a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said:
“I’m not but a food seeker.”
Emphasizing on his threat, the bandit said:
“If they fail to bring N100 million and 10 brand new Honda motorcycles known as Boko Haram by Tuesday, I can assure you they will use trucks to evacuate the bodies of the remaining students.”
He advised security forces not to waste time installing trackers on the bikes, claiming that his members do not travel to cities and that apprehending them would be difficult.