The armed killer Fulani bandits that abducted some Students of Greenfield University, in Kaduna State, have threatened to kill the remaining 17 Students, Page 36 learnt.
Recall, that the bandits abducted 22 Students and a member of staff from the School campus, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, on April 20.
The bandits within a week killed 5 of the abducted Students.
A Leader of the bandits group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, in an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America, VOA, said that if the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai (who has insisted on many occasions never to negotiate with bandits and terrorists), or their families, fail to pay a ransom of N100 million, as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining Students will be killed.
He further stated that there are 17 Students in his custody, comprising of 15 female and two male Students, among them a grandchild of the late 18th Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, whom he identified as Hamza.
Jalingo added that the families of the Students have already raised and paid N55 million to them, but said that they have used the money in feeding the Students.
He vowed that this is his final warning, and should the government or the Students’ families fail to meet his demands, all the Students will be killed.
“You are speaking with the abductors of Greenfield students. We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms”, he said.
Asked if he sees himself as a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said: “I am not, but a food seeker.”
Emphasising on his threat, the bandits Leader stated: “If they fail to bring N100 million and 10 brand new Honda motorcycles known as boko haram, by Tuesday, I can assure you they will use trucks to evacuate the bodies of the remaining Students.”
He warned the Security Agencies not to waste their time planting trackers on the motorcycles, saying that, his members do not go to the cities, and therefore, arresting them will be difficult.
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