Aaron Attahiru – one of the remaining 17 abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna has been released and reunited with his parents.
Young Aaron Attahiru was released after his parents negotiated with the abductors and paid the ransom they demanded.
Gunmen attacked Greenfield University – a private university in Kaduna state two weeks ago, killing one staff member and kidnapping 22 students, according to a Police statement on April 21, 2020.
Five of the 22 kidnapped Greenfield University students have been killed, remaining 17, out of which the boy, Aaron Attahiru, was freed.
The fate of the rest 16 students remain unknown as at this time.
The leader of the bandits, Sani Idris Jalingo (also known as Baleri) said in an interview with the VOA Hausa that the remaining students will be killed by Tuesday if the N100 million ransom is not paid.
Jalingo said the affected parents had already paid N55 million which they allegedly used in feeding the victims.
“There are 15 females and two males in our captivity, including the son of the late Emir, Shehu Idris, identified as Hamza. We have heard the governor ranting that he would not pay a kobo as ransom to any bandit or kidnapper. He even warned his family members that should anyone of them be kidnapped, he wouldn’t pay a kobo to free them.”