The abductors of Greenfield University students have allegedly requested for a lesser amount of money from their victims parents.
The abductors reached out to their parents and guardians to make a fresh demand.
The kidnappers had earlier on demanded for an outrageous sum of N800 million as random. Five students were killed in the first week of their abduction following the inability of their parents to raise the stated amount.
Daily Trust had reported last week that the leader of the gang who is identified as Sani Idris Jalingo aka Bakeri, had threatened to kill the remaining students if their parents or the government failed to meet their demands within 24 hours. They had requested for N100 million and 10 motorcycles.
Since their demand wasn’t met, on Monday May 10, the kidnappers reached out to the parents of the students individually to demand for a lesser amount.
This time, they are demanding that the parents pay N10 million for their child/ward.
A family member of one of the victims said:
“They called us today (Monday) and told me that if I pay 10million today, my sister will be released today”.
This abduction took place on the 20 April, 2021, when about 23 students as well as staffs were kidnapped in Karasami village, Chikun LGA, Kaduna State during an attack by armed bandits at Greenfield University.
Following the death of 5 students, 16 students are still in custody as only one of the students was able to gain freedom after his prominent parent, whose father is a retired Army officer from Plateau State, was able to settle the bandits privately.