Bandits release 14 Greenfield varsity students, 3 still in captivity


Fourteen of the 17 remaining abducted students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna, were set free on Saturday evening. However, three of the students were still being held in captivity.
On April 18, 2021, bandits invaded the university which is located along the dreaded Kaduna- Abuja road, at about 8:30pm and abducted 23 students.
Few days after their abduction, the bandits who had demanded for N800 million killed five of the students when negotiations were still going on.
One of the parents was said to have paid a ransom of N20 million for the release of her son.
Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammad Jalige, confirmed the release of the 14 students when contacted on telephone.
Jalige who said the students were released Saturday evening, added that three of the them were still being held.
“Yes, 14 of the students of the Greenfield University were released from captivity this evening (Saturday), remaining three of them still in captivity”, Jalige said.
He did not however give details of how the students were released and why three of them were still being held captive.
When contacted the registered of the university, Mr. Mohammed Bashir said he was busy and promised that he will confirm later.
Asked if he could confirm the release of the students, he said was very busy and promised to confirm later.
“Yes we are still on it, I am very busy right now. You can call me back later to confirmed”, he said on telephone.
One of the students had earlier been released after his parents were said to have paid N20m ransom to the bandits


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