Three of the kidnapped Kaduna university students slain, Nigeria local news

Three of the kidnapped Kaduna university students slain
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
April 23, 2021 

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Three of the students abducted on Tuesday night at Greenfield University in Kaduna State by unidentified gunmen have been found dead, the state government said.

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday.

Aruwan said, “In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students.

“The remains of three students were found today (Friday), in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university, and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security, and Home Affairs, and Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt. Col. MH Abdullahi.”

Kaduna State has for long made a policy prohibiting payment of ransom to kidnappers as Nasir El-Rufai, the state government says it heartens more kidnappings.

Kaduna is one of the states in Nigeria mostly bedeviled by rampant kidnappings and killings by bandits in the North-West, Nigeria.

The full statement by Aruwan below:

KDSG Security Update: Friday 23rd April 2021
Armed bandits shoot three abducted university students dead
In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students.

The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.

The remains of three students were found today (Friday), in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university, and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security, and Home Affairs, and Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt. Col. MH Abdullahi.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity, and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities. He went on to say that the armed bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.

Evil, the Governor further said, would not triumph over God-given humanity. He appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.

The Governor, on behalf of the Government and the people of Kaduna State, sent deep condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.

The Government will keep citizens informed of further developments.

Samuel Aruwan
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State