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All Students, Staff Have Been Released – Greenfield Varsity

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

The management of Greenfield University has confirmed the release of all students and non-academic staff abducted by bandits.

The institution made this known on Saturday while reacting to a statement by the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammad Jalige, that three students are still in captivity.

In a press statement, on Saturday, Registrar of Greenfield University, Muhammad Bashir, countered the statement made by the police command.

Bashir noted that the remaining fourteen abducted students and non-academic staff have regained their freedom.

He, however, wish to thank all Nigerians and well-wishers all over the world for standing by the school management throughout the ordeal.

The statement reads: “As you are aware that on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 armed bandits attacked Greenfield University and abducted 20 students and three nonacademic staff.

“Five out of the abducted students and a male warden were grossly murdered by the bandits.

“I am pleased to inform you that today, being Saturday, May 29, 2021, all the remaining students and non-academic staff have been released by the bandits and they have already been reunited with their families.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, University Council, Management, Staff and Students of our university, we wish to thank all Nigerians and well-wishers all over the world for standing by us during this trying times.”

Naija News recall that in April, armed bandits attacked the institution abducting 20 students and three non-academic staff of the university in Kaduna.

On Saturday, the bandits released the 13 students and three staff members of Greenfield university some few kilometres away from the school along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

According to the parents, the sum of N180 million was paid to bandits before their children were released.

This is coming after the bandits killed five of the students were killed and a male warden while in their captivity for the failure of the parents to raise the N800m ransom demanded by the bandits.

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.