The Kaduna State Government on Monday confirmed the killing of two more students of Greenfield University, bringing the number of students so far killed by bandits to five.
It would be recalled that some students of the university were abducted by bandits last week, while the state confirmed the killing and recovery of the body of three students killed by the gunmen on Friday.
The bandits killed the students as a warning to the parent for not paying the N800 million ransom demanded from them, according to sources.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement on Monday said the state under Governor Nasir El-Rufai was saddened by the development.
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“On a sad note, security agencies have just reported to the Kaduna State Government the recovery of two more dead bodies of Greenfield University students, killed by armed bandits today, Monday 26th April 2021.
“The retrieved corpses have been evacuated to a mortuary, and the university has been notified of the development.
“The Government of Kaduna State under the leadership of Malam Nasir El-Rufai is saddened by this evil perpetrated against innocent students abducted while pursuing their education for a glorious future.
“The Government sends its deep empathy to their families and the university management and prays for the repose of their souls.
“The Government will update the citizenry on further developments.”