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Greenfield students: Tension, anxiety as bandits’ deadline elapses

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Dad and mom of the kidnapped college students of Greenfield College Kaduna who had been lately kidnapped from their hostel by gunmen suspected to be bandits are at present in confusion because the destiny of their youngsters stay unknown amid menace by the abductors to execute the victims after the Tuesday deadline.

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DAILY POST remembers that about 22 college students had been kidnapped from the college campus on April 20 when the assailants invaded the varsity premises and whisked the scholars away to an unknown vacation spot.

The gunmen inside per week, killed 5 of the victims because the State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai vowed to not have interaction in negotiations with any bandit.

The governor in an interview lately, mentioned even when his son is kidnapped by the bandits, he would slightly make sure that he makes heaven than pay ransom for his launch.

Following the governor’s refusal to have interaction in negotiations, the helpless dad and mom have a number of occasions staged protests in Kaduna, demanding the intervention of the Federal and State Authorities to make sure the scholars are rescued alive.

Nevertheless, their efforts had been comparatively unproductive as the scholars stay in captivity.

DAILY POST remembers that the chief of the abductors who recognized himself as Sani Idris Jalingo on Monday gave the Nigerian authorities Tuesday because the deadline to make the ransom obtainable or put together a truck to convey the our bodies of the coed.

Jalingo who spoke in an interview on Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), mentioned the remaining 17 college students can be killed if the federal government failed to satisfy their demand.

Based on him, the demand contains N100 million and 10 model Honda bikes which he known as ‘Boko Haram’.

“You might be talking with the abductors of Greenfield college students. We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he won’t pay ransom to bandits to buy extra arms.

“In the event that they fail to convey N100 million and 10 brand-new Honda bikes referred to as Boko Haram by Tuesday, I can guarantee you they may use vans to evacuate the our bodies of the remaining college students,” he mentioned.

Nevertheless, it was reported that one of many 17 college students was launched on Tuesday, leaving sixteen in captivity.

The mom of the coed, Lauritta Attahiru confirmed the discharge of her son to newsmen on Tuesday.

It was unclear whether or not the dad and mom paid ransom earlier than the son was freed by the abductors because the mom refused to offer particulars of the discharge.

Nevertheless, a few of the dad and mom mentioned the coed was launched on Saturday after his mom, who’s the spouse of a Retired Military officer from Plateau State negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately earlier than they launched her son on Saturday.

Recall that earlier than his VOA interview, Jalingo had throughout negotiations with dad and mom requested for N20 million for every of their captive.

Following the menace, the dad and mom have, nonetheless, pleaded with the abductors to train endurance whereas they work in direction of the availability of the N100 million and the ten bikes.

DAILY POST remembers that the pissed off dad and mom on Tuesday stormed the Nationwide Meeting the place they expressed their disappointment on how the federal government is protecting mum on the difficulty.

In addition they demanded that the lawmakers intervene to expedite the discharge of their youngsters earlier than the deadline elapses.

Some involved Nigerians anxious concerning the destiny of the scholars, went religious by soliciting prayers from Nigerians to make sure the scholars are launched alive.

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on his verified Twitter deal with, mentioned his coronary heart goes with the kidnapped college students.

“Please pray for the Greenfield College college students. Pray very laborious for divine intervention. My coronary heart goes out to the youngsters and their dad and mom on this darkish hour. Might God assist us all”, he tweeted.

The Founder and Senior Pastor of Omega Fireplace Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman blamed the federal government for pampering the bandits earlier than the scenario escalated.

On his verified Twitter deal with, the famend gospel preacher mentioned, “Once they began pampering “repentant bandits” I cried out. Repentance is unto God, not man. Then they began paying bandits.

“Now it has develop into a profitable enterprise for set off pleased fellows and enemies of our collective patrimony.

“Let’s pray for #Greenfielduniversity college students. Let the Lord protect them. Let the Angels of the Lord reactivate(Acts 12)and set them free in Jesus identify.

A Nigerian actor and comic, Kunle Idowu, popularly referred to as Frank Donga slammed the safety businesses for his or her incapability to rescue the scholars.

“Once I keep in mind the scholars killed at #Greenfielduniversity and people nonetheless in peril, I can’t assist pondering that some individuals someplace are accumulating salaries and allowances for securing residents and there’s this a lot insecurity”, he tweeted.

DAILY POST had reported that the Senator who represented the Kaduna Centre, in the course of the eighth Nationwide Meeting, Shehu Sani on Tuesday urged the federal government to right away rescue the stranded college students.

“The kidnapping of College students of the Greenfield College that follows the kidnapping of the scholars of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanization is a condemnable and harmful dimension to the obvious paralysis of safety in Kaduna State and the North West.

“The Federal and Kaduna State Governments should not take calmly the threats by the bandits to callously hurt these helpless college students on the expiration of their dateline.

“Kidnappers are holding the Balls of the Authorities and the groins of our nation, getting out of it, by all means, is what issues.

“The clock ticks for the lives of the scholars and the honour of the Authorities.

“If we fail to offer for the brand new technology, we should not fail to guard them,” he mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

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