Kidnappers who abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State are demanding N500 million ransom payment.
Friday Sani, the spokesperson of the affected parents, revealed this at a press conference in Kaduna on Friday.
A total of 39 students were initially abducted. However, 10 have been released, leaving 29 others in the kidnapper’s den.
According to Sani, following the refusal of the Kaduna State government to negotiate, the bandits called the parents directly and have threatened to kill the abductees if their demand is not met.
Sani, a father to two of the abducted students, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to use his power as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to hasten the release of the students.
He also appealed to the Kaduna State Government to rescind its decision not to negotiate with the bandits for the sake of the children’s safety.
Some unidentified gunmen had on the night of March 11, 2021, stormed the school dormitories and abducted 39 students.