AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Thirty-three days after abduction of their kids, mother and father and kin of the remaining 16 kidnapped college students and workers of Greenfield College, Kaduna have begged for presidency’s help to rescue them.
They mentioned the abductors have insisted on N10 million ransom for every of the remaining captives comprising 13 college students and three feminine workers of the college.
Bandits on twentieth April, 2021 invaded Greenfield College at Kasarami village, Chikun native authorities, alongside Kaduna-Abuja specific approach and kidnapped 19 college students and three feminine workers.
The abductors killed 5 of the scholars for failure of the federal government and their mother and father to pay the preliminary ransom demand of N800 million days after the kidnapping.
The bandits later diminished the cumulative ransom to N100 million and threatened to kill the remaining abductees if their mother and father fail to fulfill their demand the next day.
Nonetheless, outstanding Kaduna- based mostly Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who later mediated between the bandits and the mother and father, informed journalists the bandits agreed to not kill any of the captives once more.
Chatting with The Nation on Sunday night, one of many mother and father (identify withheld), mentioned they’re traumatised as a result of they don’t know the situation of their kids.
He nevertheless appealed to State and Federal Authorities to urgently help them in rescuing their kids from captivity.
Whereas lamenting their kids had spent 33 days within the bandits den, the guardian appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai, to make use of their workplace to safe the discharge of the scholars earlier than one thing sinister occurs to them.
He reiterated the mother and father union’s preliminary name that the identical technique adopted to rescue the kidnapped college students in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Kankara in Katsina State, Kagara in Niger State and Afaka in Kaduna State ought to be adopted by the Federal Authorities to rescue their kids too.
In keeping with him: “The abductors haven’t shifted floor, they’re demanding N10 million for every of the 16 captives, even after the mother and father had collectively paid them over N60 million ransom for the discharge of their kids with none success.
“We the mother and father are interesting to the Federal and State Governments to help us to pay the ransom demanded or discover every other approach to make sure the secure return of our youngsters.”