Abductors demand N800m ransom from Greenfield varsity students

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The abductors of the 21 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna has contacted one of the families of the abductee demanding N800m ransom for all the abducted students.

A family member who pleaded for anonymity disclosed to Tribune newspaper that the 21 students were abducted on Tuesday night at the school premises.

He said the abductors had made contact with them and they were asking for N800 million ransom.

According to him, 14 of the abducted students are female, while 6 are male with one of the staff of the university, saying, negotiations are still ongoing with the kidnappers.

Also, a cousin of one of the abducted students Georgina Stephen said the abductors were asking her family to pay N8 million for her sister.

According to her, when she spoke with her sister she told her the abductors were beating her and her colleagues.

She said the kidnappers had insisted that “if the ransom is not paid, they will kill my sister and the rest of the abducted students.”

Police confirm attack

The Police Command in Kaduna State, has confirmed attack by gunmen.

The university located on Kaduna-Abuja highway, was attacked at about 8:35p.m on Tuesday.

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The Command Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna, that some of the students were abducted.

Mr Jalige, an assistant superintendent of police, however said that the number of students kidnapped had not been ascertained.

He said security operatives have been deployed to the general area for search and rescue operation.

Greenfield University is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway, some few Kilometers to the Olam feed factory which is about 30km from Kaduna town.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

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