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Remaining Abducted Greenfield University Students Released After Parents Paid ‘N180 Million Ransom’

After long weeks in their captors' den, abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, have finally regained freedom

The remaining 14 abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, have been released after the parents allegedly paid huge ransom.

According to a Channels Television report,  the abducted students regained their freedom on Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2021, at a location along the Kaduna-Abuja highway after long weeks of captivity.

The parents shown in a TVC news report said they paid a total of N180 million as ransom to the terrorists to secure their children’s release.

The students were said to have been received by Markus Zarmai, Chairman of the Parents Forum, and a few others at the drop-off location.

Channels Television also reported that parents of the kidnapped students paid the ransom, in addition to providing eight new motorcycles to the kidnappers before they agreed to release their children.

HumAngle reported that 22 people, including 14 female students, six male students, and two female staff members, were abducted on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from Greenfield University, a private tertiary institution in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

Days later,  five out of 22 students were killed by their abductors following the insistence of Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of the state, that ransom and negotiations would not be made with criminal elements.

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