Three of the students kidnapped by suspected bandits from Greenfield University have been found dead in a nearby village, Kwanar Bature which is close to the University.
An unspecified number of Greenfield University on Tuesday night were kidnapped by the armed bandits after shooting at the security guard on duty.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the death of the Greenfield University students in a statement.
“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 armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.
“The remains of three Greenfield 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 three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities. He went on to say that the armed bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.
“Evil, the Governor further said, would not triumph over God-given humanity. He appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.
“The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State sent deep condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.
“The Government will keep citizens informed of further developments.
Daily Trust reports that the only 10 of the 39 students of the Federal University of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna kidnapped by gun men last month, have regained freedom after their parent negotiated with the gunmen.