Breaking! 14 Kidnapped Greenfield Varsity Students Freed

Breaking! 14 Abducted Greenfield Varsity Students Regain Freedom

More than five weeks after their abduction, 14 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State abducted by bandits have reportedly regained their freedom.

It would be recalled that some armed bandits had attacked the university located at Kashmir Village, along the Abuja/Kaduna Highway on April 21, carting away 24 students from the school and three members of the school staff.

According to Channels TV, 14 of the students were said to have been released on Saturday afternoon after huge ransom was paid by their parents.

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They were reportedly released at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway.

The report further said the Chairman of the Varsity’s Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai and other parents were expected to receive the students at a location where they were dropped.

It was reported that the parents of the abducted students paid ransom, in addition to providing eight new motorcycles demanded by the kidnappers before the release was effected.

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The New Diplomat had earlier reported that the parents disclosed recently that they had paid a sum of N60 million to the bandits, however, the anti-social elements were still demanding for an additional ransom of N100 million, that would amount to a total of N160 million to free the students still in their custody.

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The Kaduna state government was yet to officially react to the development as of the time of this reporting.

It would be recalled twenty students of the school and three staff were abducted by gunmen on April 21, 2021 at the school premises.

Five of the students have been killed by gunmen while a male student was released following the payment of ransom.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.


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