The kidnappers who kidnapped the students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna state, are demanding a ransom of 500 million and are threatening to kidnap them if this request is not met.
This was revealed by the parents of the abducted students, who say that they are losing hope and are insecure about the government’s promises and intervention.
Initially, 39 students were abducted, but 10 were released and 29 remained in the kidnappers’ lair.
Speaking at a news conference in Kaduna on Friday, a spokesman for the parents, Friday Sani, said the government was determined to meet the kidnappers’ demands, adding that the kidnappers were now calling parents directly and threatening to kill their children.
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Mr Sani, the father of the two abducted students, appealed to President Muhammad Buhari as commander-in-chief of the armed forces to use his power to speed up the release of the students.
He also appealed to the Kaduna state government to annul its decision not to negotiate with the bandits for the safety of the children.