The abductors of the students and staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria abducted on Monday, Aug. 16 have demanded N350 million ransom to release the abductees.
Habibu Mainasara, the college provost who disclosed this demand to Channels Television Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that a total of 20 people were abducted, which included 15 students, four staff, and a driver.
HumAngle had reported how the terrorists killed four people including a police officer of the College of Agriculture, kidnapped 15 students, and a staff member with his wife when they stormed the institution on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, Bello Matawalle the Governor of Zamfara State, while condemning the attack had promised to secure the release of the students and staff of the latest abduction by terrorists locally called bandits in the state while he also urged residents to cooperate with the security agencies deployed in the area by providing them with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the victims.
“Governor Matawalle who is seriously saddened with the resurgence of school abduction in the state by recalcitrant bandits is, however, thankful to God for the prompt response of the security agencies to the school to reinforce the already stationed security at the school which also led to the successful rescue of three out of the four abducted staff of the institution,” a statement by the governor’s spokesperson read.
“The governor directed the security operatives in the state to intensify efforts and rescue all the abductees, promising to do everything humanly possible to rescue them unhurt.”
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