Parents of kidnapped students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state have appealed to the Federal and Kaduna state government to assist them in rescuing their children.
Their appeal comes barely 24 hours after bodies of three out of the abducted students were recovered by security agencies on Friday.
At a meeting held in Kaduna, the parents said they feared that their children might be killed if they don’t meet up with N800 million ransom demand from the kidnappers.
“He returned to the school on Tuesday, only for me to hear on Wednesday that my son has been kidnapped,” mother of one of the abducted students, Mrs Lauretta Attahiru said.
“It is a nightmare, I have not slept, I have not eaten; and I am appealing to the public to assist us. The demand is unbearable. The amount is unthinkable.”
Another parent, Markus Zarmai said there was no way the parents could pay the ransom.
“N800 million is not a joke,” he said. “If public do not come to our aid, I don’t know how we can come out of this.”
Archbishop of Kaduna Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso encouraged parents to keep up hope and pleaded with the government to intervene.
“We can never give up, we are people of hope,” he said. “So as we continue to encourage the people never to give up, we also continue to tell the government to do the needful.”