- Sani appeals to MACBAN for intervention
By John Shiklam
One of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, has been released.
The mother of the released student, Mrs. Lauretta Attahiru, confirmed this on Tuesday to journalists in Kaduna.
She did not however give details of how her son was released as she declined to make further comments.
The police could not however be reached to confirm the release of the student as Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, did not respond to telephone calls calls and a text message .
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, a former senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District has appealed to fulani socio-cultural groups to intercede to secure the release of the students being held by bandits in Kaduna.
Sani who stated this on twitter, disclosed that he had privately appealed to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore to help secure the release of the students.
The 46 students are being held in captivity by two groups of bandits who invaded Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna and a privately owned institution, Greenfield University, Kaduna.
The bandits had invaded the forestry school on March 11, abducting 39 students, 10 of whom were later released after the parents paid a ransom of N17 million.
On April 18, another gang of bandits attacked Greenfield University and abducted 22 students.
The bandits had demanded for N800 million for the release of the students, however while negotiations were still going on, five of the students were killed.
The abductors of the university students had warned on Monday that the remaining 17 students will be killed on Tuesday unless N100 million random was paid.
Sani in the statement on Twitter said, “I have privately appealed to the leaders of MACBAN and Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and I’m publicly appealing to them to humanly and privately intercede to secure the release of the abducted students.
“The future will have no pity for those men who took the path of indifference….”
“The Protest by parents of the Kidnapped Students of the Federal College of Forestry at the NASS today is justified.
“The pains and anguish of having your children in the hands of bandits for 55 days is unimaginable. We live in times of nights of tragedies mornings of sorrows.”