JUST IN: Bandits Release One Kidnapped Kaduna Varsity Student

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  • The release of the student follows an earlier threat by their abductors to kill the remaining 17 students in their custody if their parents and the state government fail to pay the sum of ₦100 million as ransom on or before Tuesday May 4.

One of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State has been released by the bandits.

Channels Television reports that although the police and government authorities are yet to confirm the development, the mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru confirmed the release of her son to on Tuesday.

She however refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not.

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Some of the parents disclosed that the student was released on Saturday after his mother, who is the wife of a Retired Army officer from Plateau State negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately to secure the release of her son.

The parents had earlier informed that the bandits have been negotiating with them individually, asking each of them to pay as high as ₦20 million, before they eventually demanded a bulk of ₦100 million and ten motorcycles on Monday, May 3.

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The parents however appealed to the government and Nigerians to come to their aid so that their children will be rescued alive from the hands of their abductors.

With the release of the student, the fate of the remaining 16 students still hangs in the balance even as the bandits threatened to kill them if their parents and government fail to pay the ₦100 million ransom and also provide ten new motorcycles.

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