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Greenfield varsity students’ parents seek FG’s assistance over release of remaining 16

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Trumatised parents of the remaining 16 kidnapped students and three staff of Greenfield University, Kaduna, yesterday, have appealled to the Federal Government to assist in rescuing them from their kidnappers, as they gathered to pray for their safe return.

Besides, the parents lamented that the latest N160 million cumulative ransom demanded by the abductors was beyond their capacity, recalling that the innocent students have spent 24 troubled days in the kidnappers’ den.

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Speaking on behalf of others, leader of the aggrieved parents, Marcus Zarmai, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to use his office to secure the release of the students before something sinister happens to them.

He disclosed that the kidnappers were demanding N10million for each of the 16 students, making it a total sum of N160million, even after the parents had collectively paid the bandits over N60million ransom for the release of their children without any success.

Zarmai said having exhausted all the money they had to pay as ransom, “we, the parents, are appealing to the Federal Government to assist us to pay the ransom demanded or find any other way to ensure the safe return of our children.”

Among those kidnapped by the bandits is a woman whose daughter, Esther Chukwuemeka, joined in praying for the release of the abducted persons.

Esther said her mother’s absence has created a vacuum in their family and appealed to the bandits to release her mother.

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