One of the parents of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State, has revealed that they paid N180 million to bandits to secure the release of their children.
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Fourteen of the abducted students were released on Sunday after spending 40 days with their captors.
The students were taken from their school hostel on April 20, when the armed men invaded the institution.
The abductors later killed five of the students and threatened to kill the others if a ransom was not paid.
One of the students was released after the parents paid ransom.
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A video shared by Television Continental on social media, showed two parents lamenting the neglect by the government while they struggled to raise the ransom.
“That is what they (referring to bandits). That is what we paid. N180 million, that is what they collected from us, from parents, without the help of the government,” a father lamented.
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“None of the government officials came to our aid, since the 20th April that they took these children.”
Mohammed Jalige, spokesperson of the Kaduna State police command confirmed that three of the students are still being held by bandits.
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