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UPDATE - Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid
Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining students abducted
from Greenfield University, Kaduna State.
Recall that on April 18, the armed bandits stormed the school in the early hours of the day and abducted twenty-two students and a member of staff. Five of them have been killed by the bandits.
In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), a leader of the bandit group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, threatened that if the Kaduna State Government or their families fail to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students would be killed.
According to Jalingo, 17 students are in their custody, comprising 15 females and two male students.
''“We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms.
He also said he told his family that he will not pay ransom if any of them is kidnapped. So, we want to show that the Nigerian Government has failed that is why we killed the students.”
Asked if he sees himself as a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said
“I’m not but a food seeker.”
Emphasizing on his threat, Jalingo 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 warned security agencies not to waste their time planting trackers on the motorcycles, saying his members do not go to cities and therefore arresting them will be difficult.