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39 days after abduction, Greenfield varsity students, others gain freedom

Green Field University

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly invaded a private institution, Greenfield University, in Kaduna State and abducted scores of students.

39 days after their abduction, the remaining 14 students and staff of Greenfield University, Kaduna,  regained freedom on Saturday.

Armed bandits had on April 20 abducted 20 students and two staff from the university located in Kasarami village, Chikun local government area of the state.

Five students were killed by the bandits a few days after their abduction while one other was released on May 1 after his parents paid an undisclosed sum as ransom.

The Kaduna State government confirmed the release of the students in a statement issued on Saturday by the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

He said: ”The kidnapped students of the Greenfield University, who had been held hostage by armed bandits, have been released by their abductors.

“This was reported to the Kaduna State government by security agencies.

“According to the reports, at about 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, the hostages were found released on Kaduna-Abuja road.

“14 persons were released in total, comprising students and staff.”