Gunmen who abducted 39 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state have demanded N500 million for their release.
Three parents of some of the abducted students have confirmed that the abductors have reached out and made a demand of N500 million. The kidnappers also released videos showing the students in captivity.
The kidnappers used the abducted students Facebook accounts, to communicate with their relatives and also released three videos showing them surrounded by gunmen in military uniform.
Some of the students earlier rescued from the college confirmed the identities of their friends and schoolmates in the videos.
In the footage released on Friday, through the Facebook account of one the students Kelvita K. Dan, the gunmen asked him to speak. The student with the name Abubakar Yakubu identified himself as a student of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Kaduna.
He appealed to the Governor of Kaduna state, the state government and Federal government to pay the ransom.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has ruled out the possibility of paying ransom or negotiating with the bandits in any form.