Kaduna State Government has disclosed that three abducted students of the Greenfield University have been killed by bandits suspected to be kidnappers.
KanyiDaily had reported how armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the Greenfield University located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.
In a statement on Friday, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced that three abducted students have been shot dead by armed bandits who kidnapped them.
“The remains of three students were found today (Friday), in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, and Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt.Col. MH Abdullahi.”
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities. He went on to say that the armed bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.”
“Evil, the Governor further said, would not triumph over God-given humanity. He appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.”
“The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State sent deep condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls. The Government will keep citizens informed of further developments.”
KanyiDaily recalls that on March 11th, Bandits also attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped 39 students.
While 10 out of the number have been released, the fate of the remaining ones still hangs in the balance, as Governor Nasir El-Rufai has repeatedly insisted that his government will not pay ransom to the kidnappers despite pleas by the parents of the abducted students.