The principal of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina, Niger State, Abubakar Alhassan, has announced the death of six out of 136 abducted students.
Naija News had reported how the students were abducted from the Islamic school on May 30 in broad daylight by bandit terrorists.
According to Alhassan, the bandits called to inform him that the six students had died of illness, adding that some of the students are suffering from malnourishment.
The principal said the terrorists demanded the sum of N110 million but later raised the ransom figure to N200 million.
He stated that bandits reminded him of the demanded ransom to be paid for the release of the other children in captivity.
Alhassan added that the parents of the abducted children had earlier paid N30 million naira as ransom but the children have not been released.
Meanwhile, a ransom demand of ₦200m has reportedly been made by the bandit terrorists who abducted a military officer during the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) earlier on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the terrorists contacted the authorities of the academy and demanded the payment of the ransom as a condition that must be met before the officer is released.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has confirmed that bandit terrorists attacked its facility in Kaduna State on Tuesday morning.
The spokesperson of the NDA, Major Bashir Muhammad Jajira who confirmed the development in a statement said the unidentified gunmen breached the NDA security and gained access to its residential area.
He also confirmed that two officers were killed while one other was abducted by the terrorists.