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Kidnappers Of Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Students Yet To Contact Us - Katsina Government Says 30 Days After Abduction

Posted by Samuel on Fri 03rd Nov, 2023 - tori.ng

One of the affected family members told SaharaReporters that despite paying the agreed sum, the terrorists refused to release the abductees.

 Federal University Dutsin-Ma

The Katsina State Government has stated that the suspected terrorists responsible for the abduction of five female students from the Federal University Dutsin-Ma have not made any demands or contacted the government as of yet.

Dr. Bala Salisu Zango, the state information commissioner stated this during a phone conversation with SaharaReporters on Friday morning in reaction to the allegation the relations of the victims that the state government was not doing enough to secure the release of the kidnapped students.

The students were abducted 30 days ago.

SaharaReporters earlier reported how the terrorists kidnapped the students at a hostel in the school on October 4, 2023.

SaharaReporters also reported how the terrorists refused to release them despite collecting about N2.5 million from the victims’ families as ransom.

One of the affected family members told SaharaReporters that despite paying the agreed sum, the terrorists refused to release the abductees.

“They demanded another ransom from both the government and the school management,” the family source said.

When asked about the fresh demand made by the terrorists, he stated, “We didn't hear that from the government but they demanded N2 million per head from the school management.”

Reacting to this, Dr Zango, information commissioner said the government had not received any message from the kidnappers.

He said the government was putting everything in place to ensure the students were eventually rescued unarmed.

He said, “The terrorists have not contacted us and we have not received any offer from them. But I can assure you that the government is working to ensure all the students are rescued."



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