Bandits Reportedly Release One Abducted Greenfield University Student
According to ChannelsTV, mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru confirmed the release of her son on Tuesday but refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not.
Meanwhile, Kaduna state police and government authorities were yet to confirm the development, as at the time of filing this report.
Some of the parents told the publication 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 earlier stated 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 state government is however against paying ransom for the release of kidnapped persons.
The parents have 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 lives of the remaining 16 students is in danger as the bandits threatened to kill them if their parents and government fail to pay the ransom.