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40 days after abduction, 14 students of Greenfield University regain freedom

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Forty days after their abudction and the murder of some of their mates, the 14 survivors from the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been released.

The students were released on Saturday afternoon at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway.

The Chairman of the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop-off location.

Although, the government and police authorities are yet to confirm the development, the parents of the abducted students said that they paid ransom, in addition to providing eight new motorcycles to the kidnappers before they agreed to release their children.

Recall that the students were abducted by bandits from their hostels on April 20.

On April 23, the remains of three of the abducted students were found in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university.

The Kaduna Government reported on April 26 that the kidnappers had killed an additional two students.

At a meeting held in Kaduna in April, parents of the students appealed to the government and public to help with the N800 million ransom demand from the kidnappers.

The parents revealed that they paid N180m to the criminals to secure the release of their wards.

The Kaduna State Government and the Federal Government have discouraged ransom payments to bandits.

In a statement on May 5, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for “the release of the students of the Greenfield University.”