How Bandits Abducted Kaduna Private Varsity Students
In this post, we see how bandits abducted Kaduna private varsity students. The bandits were heavily armed and kidnapped some students on the school premises.
More details have emerged on how some students and female staff of Greenfield University were kidnapped from the institution’s premises at Kasarami, Chikun Local Government Area axis of Kaduna-Abuja highway.
One of the students rescued by troops of Operation Thunder Strike stated that the bandits were between the ages of 17 and 20 years. They stormed into the university at about 9:30 pm on Tuesday the 21st of April, 2021.
The student (name withheld) said the bandits came from various directions of the premises located around kilometer 34 on the highway and broke down some doors to carry out the attack.
“The attackers are young boys within ages of 17-20 years but they were fully armed, they came in shooting carelessly into the air without caring about if they would get anyone hurt.
“They hit some of the students inflicting injuries on them, murdered our porter, and carried some of our collagues with them, I don’t know the specific number but I do know they are majorly girls including the matron.
“The porter was shot dead when he was trying to close the door against the bandits to protect us,” he stated.
Bashir Muhammad, who is the Registrar of the university, and 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 regarding the matter based on the instruction given by the University’s Pro-Chancellor.
He however assured reporters that the school management will give information on the matter on or before Friday the 23rd of April, 2021, when more details of the incident would have been gathered.
It was also discovered that some of the parents, who refused to speak with journalists, had already been contacted by the kidnappers to demand for ransom in millions.
The Registrar also affirmed that the parents have been contacted for ransom but did not reveal the amount demanded.
Most of the parents of the abducted students at the scene of the attack were too traumatized to say anything.
They were seen in groups discussing what course of action they can take to rescue their children.