The management of Greenfield University in Kaduna State has reached out to the Nigerian Government to assist the institution in securing the release of its students and staff abducted on Tuesday.
The school also appeals to the bandits to spare the lives of its staff and students.
This is the first time the university is officially issuing a statement since the abduction and the discovery of three corpses of students killed and dumped by the bandits near the school on Friday.
The statement issued by the school Registrar, Bashir Muhammad stated that the bandits had requested for ransom of N800 million, adding that the situation was becoming overwhelming.
The statement stated that: “We are all aware of the incident which occurred at Greenfield University on Tuesday 20th April 2021 by 8.15 pm where some staff and students were abducted. Efforts have been made to secure the release of these staff and students which have not yielded the desired results.”
It stated that: “Even so, very sad news reaching us is that three of the students were killed and their bodies were found near the university. There were two female and one male casualties.”
“Further, a ransom of N800 million has been demanded our abducted staff and students. We are at this point calling on the government and people of good will who can be of assistance to come to our aid as the situation is becoming overwhelming. Finally, we appeal to those in custody of our staff and students to spare their lives.”