Greenfield abduction: We paid bandits N180m to release our children, says parent - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Greenfield abduction: We paid bandits N180m to release our children, says parent

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By Our Correspondent
 

One of the parents of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna says N180 million was paid to bandits before their children were released.


On Saturday, fourteen of the abducted students regained their freedom.

The students were abducted on April 20 when bandits attacked the institution.

The bandits subsequently killed five of the students and threatened to kill the others if a ransom was not paid, while one of the students was later released.

Shortly after the release of the 14 students, a video shared by Television Continental (TVC) on social media showed two parents lamenting the neglect of the government as they struggled to raise the ransom.

They said “it is unfair” that the government did not help them to pay the ransom demanded by their abductors.

“That is what they (referring to bandits). That is what we paid. N180 million, that is what they collected from us, from parents, without the help of the government,” a father lamented.


“None of the government officials came to our aid, since the 20th April that they took these children.”

Three of the abducted students are still being held, Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, told Journalists.