Bandits who attacked Greenfield University, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on April 20, and abducted about 22 students and staff, has freed one of the students.
The bandits have already killed five of the students and are threatening to kill others, if their demands were not met.
The student, we gathered, was released to his mother on Saturday, after the woman said to be the wife of a retired army officer from Plateau State, negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits.
The leader of the bandit group, who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, popularly known as Baleri, had in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Hausa, threatened to kill the students in his group’s captivity, if N100 million ransom and 10 Honda motorcycles were not made available by Tuesday, May 4.
Daily Trust reports that the parents of the other students in captivity have appealed to the government and Nigerians to come to their aid so that their children will be rescued alive.
Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai has remained adamant on not negotiating with bandits.
The authorities of the school, the police and government are yet to comment on the release of the student.