Gunmen that kidnapped 23 students of the Greenfield University in Kaduna have demanded a ransom of N800million for the release of the abducted students.
Sources close to the institution said the kidnappers have contacted the families of the students in their custody and demanded the payment of ransom to secure their freedom.
Besides, a family friend to one of the victims disclosed to newsmen that the abductors have contacted and demanded from the family the payment of N8 million ransom to secure the release of the concerned student.
Sources said among the 23 students held captive were
14 girls, 6 boys and some staff of the university, saying that the only security guard on duty was killed by the bandits.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government in a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Arunwan stated that troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and other operatives have swiftly moved to the location and the armed bandits retreated
According to the statement, “The security operatives took custody of the remaining students who have been handed over to the institution, as at noon today, Wednesday 21st April 2021.
“Troops and other security operatives are working in the general area, and the public will be informed of further developments,” he statement read.