Parents of the remaining 16 kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Kaduna have said that the bandits have demanded N160 million as ransom for the release of their children.
Speaking to reporters in Kaduna on Friday, the Chairman of the parents, Marcus Zarmai, appealed to the Federal Government to come to their aid and secure the release of their children.
Zarmai urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his office to secure the release of the students before something sinister happens to them.
He added that the kidnappers are demanding an extra N100 million even after the parents have collectively paid them over N60 million ransom.
Zamani said the parents have exhausted all the money they have to pay as ransom, thereby appealed to the Federal Government to assist them to pay the ransom demanded or find any other way to ensure the safe return of their children.
Among those kidnapped by the bandits is a woman whose daughter, Esther Chukwuemeka, joined in praying for the release of the abducted persons.
Esther said that her mother’s absence has created a vacuum in their family and appealed to the bandits to release her mother.
Recall that the students were abducted on 20 April. Five of the students had been executed by the terrorists, while one was freed after the parents paid ransom.
The terrorists had threatened to kill the remaining students if the ransom is not paid, but Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who seemed to speak with them, said they had dropped the idea of killing them.
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