The captors of that kidnapped students from Greenfield University, Kaduna State have threatened to kill the remaining 17.
Recall that 22 students and a member of staff were abducted from the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on April 20, with five of them killed within a week.
In an interview, a leader of the bandit group, who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, said if the Kaduna State Government or their families fails to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students will be killed.
Jalingo said there were 17 students in his custody which consist of 15 females, two male students, and a grandchild of the late 18th emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, whom he identified as Hamza.
The bandit revealed that N55 million have already been raised and paid by the families of the students but said they had used the money in feeding the students.
He vowed that it was his final warning and, should government or the students’ families fail to meet his demands, all the students will be killed.
“You are speaking with the abductors of Greenfield students. We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms.”
Asked if he sees himself as a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said: “I’m not but a food seeker.”
He stressed that: “If they fail to bring N100 million and 10 brand new Honda motorcycles known as Boko Haram by Tuesday, I can assure you they will use trucks to evacuate the bodies of the remaining students.”
He warned security agencies not to waste their time planting trackers on the motorcycles, saying his members do not go to cities and therefore arresting them will be difficult.