The bandits who kidnapped students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna has demanded another 100 million naira after collecting 60 million naira from the parents of the abducted students.
The parents of the remaining kidnapped students disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday in Kaduna.
The parents begged the Federal Government to rescue their children, saying the bandits refused to release the students after paying N60m ransom.
They claimed they could no longer meet the latest demand of N160m cumulative ransom by the bandits.
While speaking on behalf of other parents in Kaduna, Chairman of the aggrieved parents, Marcus Zarmai, begged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his good offices to ensure the safe return of their children from the kidnappers’ den.
According to Zarmai, the bandits are now demanding a ransom of N160m with each of the parents expected to contribute N10m for the remaining 16 students.
This, he said, was after the parents had contributed over N60m to the bandits for the release of their children without result.
“We, the parents, are appealing to the Federal Government to assist us to pay the ransom demanded or find any other way to ensure the safe return of our children.
“The same strategy that was adopted to rescue the kidnapped students in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Kankara in Katsina State, Kagara in Niger State and Afaka in Kaduna State should be adopted by the Federal Government to rescue our children too because they are also Nigerians,” he added.
Easter Chukwuemeka, whose mother was among those kidnapped by the bandits, also called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency intervene as the absence of their children had impacted negatively on them.
Among the remaining 16 persons in the bandits’ den are 13 students and three female workers of the university.