Sheik Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric, in an interview on Tuesday called on the government not to take the threat by the kidnappers of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna lightly.
Gumi said the Central Bank of Nigeria should pay the N100m ransom being demanded by the kidnappers of the students. The cleric made the statement in an interview with The PUNCH.
He made this call as the parent of one of the abductees lamented that the kidnappers were insisting on a ransom of N100m.
One of the abductee’s parents who spoke to The PUNCH correspondent in Kaduna on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to do everything possible to rescue the students.
He also called on corporate organisations to assist in rescuing the students.
He said the call became imperative as the bandits stood their ground that unless their demands were met the remaining students would be killed.
He said, “The bandits still stand their ground of demanding N100million and ten motorcycles; no individual negotiation.
“We are calling on the government to do whatever it can to see to the release of our children. Our children have stayed long in the forest.
“We don’t know the state of their health at the moment. We don’t know whether they are being fed or how they are treated by the bandits.
“All that we can say now is for the government of the day, especially, the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to our aid. We can’t afford the N100m and the motorcycles demanded by the bandits.
“We are also calling on corporate organisations to come under their corporate social responsibilities to assist us to get our children out of the bandits’ den.”