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Greenfield counters police, insists ALL remaining students have been released

BY TheCable


The management of Greenfield University has confirmed the release of all remaining students and non-academic staff abducted by bandits.

Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, had disclosed that three students were still in captivity.

In April, armed bandits attacked the institution abducting 20 students and three non-academic staff of the university in Kaduna.

However, the bandits killed five students and a male warden while in their captivity.


On Saturday, the remaining fourteen abducted students of the university regained their freedom.

According to the parents, the sum of N180 million was paid to bandits before their children were released.

In a press statement, on Saturday, Muhammad Bashir, registrar of Greenfield University, confirmed the release of all remaining students of the institution.


“As you are aware that on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 armed bandits attacked Greenfield University and abducted 20 students and three non academic staff,” the statement read.

“Five out of the abducted students and a male warden were grossly murdered by the bandits.

“I am pleased to inform you that today, being Saturday, May 29, 2021, all the remaining students and non academic staff have been released by the bandits and they have already been reunited with their families.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, University Council, Management, Staff and Students of our university, we wish to thank all Nigerians and well wishers all over the world for standing by us during this trying times.”


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