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BREAKING: 14 Greenfield University Students Regain Freedom

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'We Have Been Abadoned' - Parents Of Abducted Greenfield Varsity Students

Some 14 of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been released.

Naija News gathered that they were released on Saturday afternoon at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway.

The Chairman of the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop-off location, Channels Television reports.

The parents of the abducted students said that they paid ransom, in addition to providing eight new motorcycles to the kidnappers before they agreed to release their children.

The students were abducted by bandits from their hostels on April 20.

On April 23, the remains of three of the abducted students were found in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.

The Kaduna Government reported on April 26 that the kidnappers had killed an additional two students.

At a meeting held in Kaduna in April, parents of the students appealed to the government and public to help with the N800 million ransom demand from the kidnappers.

The Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government have discouraged ransom payments to bandits.

In a statement on May 5, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for “the release of the students of the Greenfield University.”

The students release comes 40 days after they were abducted.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.