Breaking: 14 Abducted Greenfield Students Regain Freedom
According to Channels Television, the students were released on Saturday afternoon at a location along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, confirmed the development to the newsmen.
It would be recalled that the students were abducted by bandits from their hostels on April 20.
On April 23, the bodies of three of the abducted students were found in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.
Then, Kaduna Government reported on April 26 that the kidnappers killed an additional two students, making it a total of 5 deceased victims.
The chairman of the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai, and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop-off location, the publication reports.
Although, the government and police authorities are yet to confirm the development, 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.
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.
However, 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.”
More details to come.