Armed bandits who abducted unspecified number of students from Greenfield University, a private school in Kaduna, have reportedly murdered three of the abducted students.
The Greenfield University is located in Kasarami, along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of the students were found close to the university on Friday.
The bandits had kidnapped the students and staff on Tuesday and later made contact with the parents and demanded N800million ransom for the release of the students.
The Commissioner said, “In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University have shot dead three of the abducted students.
“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 the students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.
“He went on to say that the bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.