The Presidency has reacted to the abduction of students from the Greenfield University, Kaduna State as it has disclosed it is working with the military to rescue the students.
On April 18, the students of the Greenfield university were kidnapped including a staff of the school. 22 students as well as a teacher were whisked away by armed gunmen who stormed the school. The gunmen have killed five of the students after both parents and the state government failed to respond to their demands.
It is believed that more lives may be claimed as one of the abductors who granted an interview with Hausa Service of the Voice of America demanded the payment of a ransom to secure their release otherwise they will be killed. However, Sheik Guma told AIT in an interview today, May 4 that Boko Haram members were responsible for the abduction. Sheik Gumi said when asked if indeed Boko Haram were the behind the abduction;
The presidency reacted to the abductions as it took to its Twitter page to disclose that they are working with other security agencies to free the students.
The tweet read: “We deeply share the anguish of the parents of the abducted Greenfield University students. The Federal Government through the military and intelligence agencies is working to support the Kaduna State government to bring this tragic saga to an end with no further loss of innocent life.
“We will ensure that good triumphs over evil, and that all of the bandits and criminals terrorizing innocent lives and communities are brought to book. This is a time for all Nigerians to unite, regardless of religion, ethnicity or partisan affiliation—against a common, dastardly enemy.”