Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining 17 students of Greenfield University Kaduna, in their custody, if a ransom of N100m is not paid on or before Tuesday (today).
According to the bandits, 17 students are under their custody, comprising of 15 females and two males.
Recall that 22 students including a staff were abducted from the University on 20 April 2021. Few days later, five of the students were killed by the bandits.
Sani Jalingo, the leader of the bandits, issued the warning on Monday while speaking with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America.
Jalingo insisted that a ransom of N100m and 10 motorcycles must be provided for the students to stay alive.
He warned that the failure of the Kaduna State Government or the students’ families to meet the demands by Tuesday, would lead to the killing of the remaining students.
The bandit revealed that the families of the students have already raised and paid N55 million to them but claimed they had used the money to feed the students.
“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.”
“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 said.
When he was asked, if he is a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said: “I’m nothing but a food seeker.”