Abductors of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State, have threatened to kill the remaining 17 students if their demands are not met by the government tomorrow (Tuesday).
The bandits are demanding N100 million ransom and 10 brand new Honda motorcycles.
Leader of the bandits, Sani Idris Jalingo, made the threat when speaking the Voice of America (VOA) on its Hausa Service.
He told the VOA that he had 17 students, including 15 females and two male students among them a grandchild of the late 18th Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, whom he identified as Hamza in his custody.
Jalingo said they had fed the students with N55 million theor families have already raised and paid N55 million them.
“You are speaking with the abductors of Greenfield students. We heard the utterances of the Kaduna State Governor that he will not pay ransom to bandits to purchase additional arms.
“If they fail to bring N100 million and 10 brand new Honda motorcycles known as Boko Haram by Tuesday, I can assure you they will use trucks to evacuate the bodies of the remaining students.
“This is a final warning and should government or the students’ families fail to meet our demands, all the students will be killed,” he vowed.
When asked if he sees himself as a terrorist, Jalingo laughed and said: “I’m not but a food seeker.”
He also warned that security agencies not to waste their time planting trackers on the motorcycles because “our members do not go to cities and therefore arresting anyone will be difficult.”
It would be recalled that twenty-two students and a member of staff of the university were kidnapped by the bandits on the school campus along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on April 20.
In a space of one week the bandits have killed four of the 21 abducted students.