How bandits kidnapped Kaduna private varsity students


More facts have emerged on how students and a female staff of Greenfield University were abducted from the institution’s premises at Kasarami, Chikun Local Government Area axis of Kaduna-Abuja highway.

One of the students rescued by troops of the Operation Thunder Strike told The Nation the bandits aged between 17 and 20 years stormed the university around 9:30pm on Tuesday.

The student (name withheld) said the bandits came from different angles of the premises located around kilometer 34 on the highway and burgled some doors to carry out the attack.

“The bandits are young boys within ages of 17-20 years but they were fully armed, they came in shooting sporadically into the air.

“They hit some of the students inflicting injuries on them, killed our porter and went away with some of our colleagues but I don’t know the specific number but I know they are mostly girls including the matron.

“The porter was shot when he was trying to close the door against the bandits to protect us,” he disclosed.

Registrar of the university, Bashir Muhammad, who was at the Operation Thunder Strike camp where the rescued students were being kept before release to their parents, said he will not speak on the matter based on order of the University’s Pro-Chancellor.

He however assured the school management will speak on the matter on or before Friday when details of what transpired would have been gathered.

Some of the parents, who refused to speak with journalists, had already been contacted by the abductors to demand ransom in millions, The Nation learnt.

The Registrar also confirmed the parents have been contacted for ransom but did not disclose the amount demanded.

Some parents of the abducted students at the scene of the attack were too traumatised to speak.

They were seen in groups discussing on how to rescue their children.


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