14 students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State who were abducted from their hostels on April 20, have been released.
The students were released on Saturday afternoon, May 29, at a location along the Kaduna Abuja highway.
Channels Television reported that Chairman od the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop off location.
The parents of the abducted students said that they paid ransom in addition to buying eight new motorcycles for the kidnappers before they agreed to release the students.
The Commander Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Saturday.
However, Jalige stated that the details of the release would be communicated later.
The Kaduna State Governor also confirmed the release of the students in a statement by the Commissioner doe Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan.
“The kidnapped students of the Greenfield University who had been held hostage by armed bandits, have been released by their abductors.
This was reported to the Kaduna State Government by security agencies.
Fourteen persons were released in total, comprising students and staff”.
According to the Commissioner, the State Governor, Nasir El Rufai welcomes the news of the student’s release and conveyed solace and encouragement to them following their harrowing ordeal.
El Rufai assured them that the bitterness of the last few weeks was over, adding that it would set the backdrop for positive achievements in their lives, as he wishes them well for the future.