Kidnappers of six female students and two teachers at the Engravers College, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have established contact with the school authority.
The Kidnappers are allegedly demanding N50m as ransom before they could free the students and teachers in Kaduna. This was revealed by one of the parents of kidnapped students said the kidnappers had made contact with the management of the school and demanded for the N50m ransom.
He said, “We learnt that the kidnappers had contacted the college where they first demanded for N30m per head of student.
“We were told that the school authority told the kidnappers that they could only afford to pay N100, 000 for the release of the students and their teachers.
“The kidnappers told them they are not serious to get the children back. Negotiation is still going on.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also confirmed that N50 million ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers while journalists in Abuja.
“They have made a demand for money and that is being negotiated,” the governor said
A mother of one of the kidnapped pupils says her daughter called her earlier today with a strange number, weeping and pleading for her to do all within her power to rescue her.
“My daughter called me early Friday morning on a phone number I didn’t know. She was crying and sounded frightened.” the distraught mother told AFP in an interview
It was learnt that the school has sent students on holiday following the abduction of the students,
The state police command says it is working to ensure the safe return of the pupils.