Bandits linked to Boko Haram delay release of Greenfield University students – Gumi

Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has disclosed why bandits are yet to release students of Greenfield University abducted about two months ago.

The controversial Kaduna-based Islamic scholar said the students have not been released due to the bandits’ link with Boko Haram.

Bandits had attacked the private university based in Kaduna State on April 17 and abducted about 20 students.

Bandits have killed five while some of the students were released.

Speaking with Channels Television, Gumi said: “The Greenfield abduction is unique because for the first time we saw a cooperation between some bandits and Boko Haram elements which confirm that Boko Haram are encroaching into the field, which is a bad situation.”

He said Boko Haram had reached out to the abductors of hundreds of students of Government Science College in Kankara, Katsina State, last year with an offer that the schoolboys be sold to them because they could bargain better for ransom.

The Islamic scholar said the bandits, however, rejected the offer and eventually released the students after negotiations.

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