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Kidnapped Greenfield varsity students' Ransom now N160m
Wed, 12 May 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Wednesdsay, 12 May 2021: Kidnappers of the 23 students and a member of staff of Greenfield University, a private university in Kaduna have raised ransom for the remaining 16 students in their den to N160 million.

They had earlier reduced the N500 million they sought as ransom when the students were 17 to N100 million. The kidnappers also asked that 10 brand-new Honda motorcycles be delivered to them as part of the conditions for the freedom of the abductees.
But CEOAFRICA gathered on Tuesday that the bandits jettisoned the idea of collective payment of the N100 million for individual payments by the parents of the students.
One of the parents who confirmed the development said: “They (bandits) called today (Tuesday) and asked me to bring N10 million to get my child out.
“We don’t even know what to do now. They initially asked for N100 million for all the children, after we had paid them more than N55 million. With this now, it means they are asking for N160 million because there are 16 of our children with them presently.
“We are helpless. When we told them we could not raise N100 million collectively; where do they want us to get N160 million?”
Recall that 23 students and the matron of female students’  hostel were abducted from the university on  April 20.
Five of the students were killed few days after the abduction following what the kidnappers called the failure of the parents and the school management to pay N800million ransom hitherto demanded by them.
The bandits last week issued a threat to kill the remaining captives if the ransom which they later reduced to N100 million was not by last May 4.

But, CEOAFRICA gathered that it seems the kidnappers have dropped the threat of killing the abductees now that there are indications that the ransom would be paid.



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