Posted by News Express | 30 May 2021 | 675 times
By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has welcomed the news of the release of the students’ of Greenfield University.
The kidnapped students of the university who had been held hostage by armed bandits were released by their abductors, Saturday afternoon.
A security updated by Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Saturday night said their release was reported to the Kaduna State Government by security agencies.
Aruwan said: “According to the reports, at about 2:00pm today, Saturday, the hostages were found released along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
“Fourteen persons were released in total, comprising students and staff.
“It would be recalled that they were abducted by armed bandits in April and had been in captivity since then. Five students were gruesomely killed by the bandits in the period.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai welcomed the news of the students’ release, and conveyed solace and encouragement to them following their harrowing ordeal.
“He assured them that the bitterness of the last few weeks, now over, would set the backdrop for positive achievements in their lives, as he wished them well for the future.”
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