By our reporter| Bandits who abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State on Wednesday have killed three of the students.
The bandits had abducted an unspecified number of students from the private university located along the Kaduna- Abuja highway and later reportedly demanded N900m for their release.
Kaduna State government has a policy of not negotiating with bandits.
The state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the killing of the students, said the remains of three students were found on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university and have been evacuated to a mortuary by himself and the Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lieutenant Colonel MH Abdullahi.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of the three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity, and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.
He said that the armed bandits represented the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.
The governor who appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State, noted that evil would not triumph over God-given humanity.
He, on behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State, sent deep condolences and empathy to the student’s families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.