Kidnappers of the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna have threatened to kill the remaining students in their custody, if a ransom of N100m is not paid on or before Tuesday (today).
Sani Jalingo, a leader of the bandits, who abducted the students, spoke to the Hausa service of the Voice of America on Monday. He insisted that a ransom of N100m and 10 motorcycles must be provided for the students to stay alive.
Jalingo issued the threat as herdsmen on Monday killed 19 persons, including children, in fresh attacks on some communities which include: Tse Amgbem, Udam near Aondoana and Agbanu Seghev/Ukuse all in the Gwer West LGA area of the Benue state.
El’Rufai had vowed not to negotiate with terrorists and bandits. He equally promised to root out bandits from the state.
“El Rufai says his government is not and will never negotiate with bandits. He advocates their prompt elimination when they are identified”.
Reacting to this statement: Sani Idris Jalingo told the Hausa Service of the Voice of America that his group will kill the remaining 17 students if the stated ransom is not paid by tuesday, 4th of May, 2021.
He insisted that if the money ( N100m) and the items (motorcycles) demanded are not provided on Tuesday, trucks would be used to evacuate the lifeless bodies of the remaining students.
He said 17 of the abducted students, including 15 females and two males, were in their custody. Jalingo disclosed that the families of the remaining students had so far paid N55m.
Jalingo said the N55m was used to feed the abductees.
However, when contacted the Kaduna state government declined to comment on the issue.