One of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Kasarami, Kaduna, has been released after ransom was being paid.
The freed student was one of the 17 students remaining in the captivity of the bandits.
Sani Idris Jalingo, the bandits leader, had on Monday in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Hausa confirmed that 17 students, including 15 females and a two males, were remaining in their custody after killing five.
Jalingo threatened the 17 students would be killed if N100 million and 10 Honda brand motorcycles, popularly known as Boko Haram, were not delivered to his gang as ransom by the end of Tuesday 4th May.
The Mother of the freed student, Mrs. Lauritta Attahiru couldn’t say anything about the release of the son.
It was gathered from sources that a ransom of N20 million was paid for the student’s release.
Some of the parents also confirmed the student was released after his mother, who is the wife of a retired Army officer, negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately.
The parents further confirmed the bandits had earlier negotiated with them individually, asking each of them to pay as high as N20 million before they eventually demanded a bulk of N100 million and ten motorcycles on Monday, May 3.