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Kidnappers of Kaduna students demand N500m ransom

By John Gabriel

Kidnappers of abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, State have reached out to the families of victims to demand N500 million ransom.

The abductors are also threatening to kill the abductees if this demand is not met as soon as possible.

This was disclosed by parents of the kidnapped students.

According to him, “who say they are losing hope and are uncertain about the government’s promises and intervention.”

Thirty-nine students were initially abducted, however, 10 have been released, leaving 29 others in the kidnapper’s den.

Speaking in Kaduna, the spokesperson for the parents, Friday Sani said the government has been adamant to meet the demands of the kidnappers, adding that the kidnappers are now calling parents directly and threatening to have their children killed.

Mr. Sani, a father to two of the abducted students, appealed to as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to use his power to hasten the release of the students.

He also appealed to the Kaduna State to rescind its decision not to negotiate with the bandits for the sake of the safety of the children.

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