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JUST IN: Bandits Release One Abducted Greenfield Varsity Student

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One of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State has been released by the bandits, Naija News reports.

Confirming the release of her son to Channels Television, on Tuesday, the mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru said her son was released on Saturday.

She however refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not.

As of the time of filing this report, the police and Kaduna state government authorities are yet to confirm the development.

Some of the parents told the TV station that the student was released on Saturday after his mother, who is the wife of a Retired Army officer from Plateau State negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately before they released her son on Saturday.

The parents had earlier informed that the bandits have been negotiating with them individually, asking each of them to pay as high as N20 million, before they eventually demanded a bulk of N100 million and ten motorcycles on Monday, May 3.

The parents however appealed to the government and Nigerians to come to their aid so that their children will be rescued alive from the hands of their abductors.

With the release of the student, the fate of the remaining 16 students still hangs in the balance even as the bandits threatened to kill them if their parents and government fail to pay the N100 million ransom and also provide ten new motorcycles.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.