Parents of nine abducted students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria have explained how they took ransom to the kidnappers in the forest in the late hours of Saturday.
Two of the parents told journalists in a telephone interview they paid amount varying from N500, 000 to N4million to get each of the children released.
According to them, while some were made to hand their ransom to members of the kidnap syndicate in Kaduna, the rest who were contacted separately, were united by the kidnappers through phone calls at Abuja junction.
They said they were made to convey the ransom to the kidnappers’ enclave in the bush along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
They said the kidnappers also them to bring Maltina and milk alongside the ransom.
According to one of those who went to deliver the ransom to the bandits, they were directed to come to Abuja junction.
“They called me yesterday (Saturday), and said if I am not able to pay N1 million, they will kill the girls or marry them or use them as sex slaves.
“On arriving Kaduna we were told that security personnel were monitoring the bandits in the bush, but surprisingly, the bandits called us and told us to come and wait at Abuja junction.
“They sent us a telephone number to call. We called the number and the person came to take us to a car. Unknown to me the owner of the car is also a victim’s parent; his daughter is among those abducted.
“We drove along the Kaduna – Abuja road around 11pm to deliver the ransom and other things they demanded for”.
My name is Abdul Salam, I’m well know as “ELEGA”, my father’s name is Abdul Kareem.
I am studying at University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno State.
I’m living at my father’s residence allocated in Ilorin, Kwara State,and its also my Home Town.