Gunmen have killed two students of Greenfield University, Kaduna who were abducted last Tuesday, the state government has confirmed.
Kaduna commissioner for internal security and homeland affairs Samuel Aruwan said on Monday that two bodies were found.
Three of the victims were found dead last Friday.
“On a sad note, security agencies have just reported to the Kaduna State Government the recovery of two more dead bodies of Greenfield University students, killed by armed bandits today, Monday 26th April 2021,” Mr Aruwan said.
“The retrieved corpses have been evacuated to a mortuary, and the university has been notified of the development.
“The Government of Kaduna State under the leadership of Nasir El-Rufai is saddened by this evil perpetrated against innocent students abducted while pursuing their education for a glorious future.
“The government sends its deep empathy to their families and the university management and prays for the repose of their souls.”
The abductors had demanded a ransom of N800 million for their release, but Governor Nasir El-Rufai says the state has a policy against paying ransom.