A sum of N180 million was paid to bandits and also 10 motorcycles were given to them in addition to secure the release of abducted students of the Greenfield University Kaduna, parents reported.
Recall that the abducted students of the Greenfield University Kaduna were set free on Saturday, May 29. They were whisked away from their hostels on April 20. Regrettably, on two different occasions where parents and the government failed to respond to the demands of the bandits, five of students were killed.
The bandits released the 14 students to their parents on Saturday after receiving all that they requested for. One of the parents of the abducted students revealed that they had to come up with N180 million to settle the demands of the bandits so that they could release their wards.
”N180 million. That is what they collected from us, from parents without the help of the government. None of the government officials came to our aid since the 20th of April when they took these children” the parent who did not give his name said
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has reiterated that its administration is not negotiating with bandits.