The President of the National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTA), Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, has implored the abductors of the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, to spare the lives of the captured students.
AF24News reported on Monday that Sani Idris Jalingo, who claimed to be the leader of the kidnappers, threatened to kill the remaining 17 Greenfield Students in their camp if the government fails to meet their new demands.
In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), the bandit leader solicited a ransom of N100 million, alongside ten new Honda motorcycles, to secure the release of the students.
Recall that the bandits had earlier demanded N800 million ransom for the release of the students, which the government refused to pay. The bandit group slaughtered five of the students after that.
Now, speaking to reporters in Kaduna on Tuesday, the NAPTA President begged the bandits to spare the lives of the innocent students.
He said, “We were shocked with that statement on the radio (VOA) that all the remaining students of Greenfield University would be killed if N100 million and ten motorcycles are not given to them today (Tuesday).
“We are simply begging them not to kill any other student in view of the fact that they are innocent.
“The deadline is really worrisome, and we as parents are concerned and worried over the lives of our students and teachers of the university.”
The chairman also lamented the recent trend of mass school kidnappings that plagued the nation for the past seven years.
Danjuma mentioned examples of the Dapchi and Chibok kidnappings, amongst others, as he called on the government to end the unfortunate bearing.