Three of the students abducted from Kaduna State’s Greenfield University were killed by their kidnappers.
The remains of the three students were discovered at Kwanar Bature village, a place close to the university, according to Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs.
“The armed bandits who kidnapped students from Greenfield University have shot dead three of the abducted students in an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness,” the statement reads.
“Armed bandits abducted an unknown number of students from the institution in Kasarami village off the Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA on Tuesday night.
“The bodies of three students were discovered today (Friday) in Kwanan Bature village, close to the university, and were taken to a mortuary by Lt.Col. MH Abdullahi, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs and Force Commander of Operation Thunder Strike.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has described the killing of three students as “pure wickedness,” “inhumanity,” and “an absolute desecration of human lives by vile individuals,” adding that “armed bandits represent the worst of humanity and must be fought at all costs for the violent wickedness they represent.”
“Evil does not prevail over God-given humanity,” the Governor said. He urged people to band together against the forces of darkness threatening national security and the Nigerian state’s very life.
“The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Kaduna State, expressed deep condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community, and prayed for the repose of their souls,” the statement concluded. “The Government will keep citizens aware of further developments.”