About 17 students of Greenfield University who were abducted by bandits in Kaduna a few weeks ago may likely know their fate in the hands of their abductors today.
The students numbering about twenty five were abducted on April 18 and were taken to an unknown destination. A few week after the incident, three of them were killed and their bodies dumped where they could be located by their families.
Their killing according to multiple reports on social media was meant to send a disturbing message to the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai who maintained his stance that he would not negotiate with the bandits neither would he pay ransome to secure their release.
After the devastating execution of the first three, another two students were killed a few days ago, all in an attempt for the gunmen to press home their point that they really mean business.
The bandits were said to have demanded for 155million naira as ransom. Their parents managed to raise 55million naira and paid it to them. But they claimed that the amount paid was only used to feed the students. They however issued an ultimatum for the parents to either pay the remaining 100 million naira or face the dire consequence.
The ultimatum will expire today, May 4th.
If the parents are unable to raise the remaining amount, these are two things that may likely happen.
First the Bandits may execute the students to serve as a lesson to the state governor for daring them.
Secondly, they may bring down the figure to something the parents can afford and slightly extend their deadline.
These are two things that may likely happen before end of today as Nigerians await the next line of action any moment from now.