Following the dead line issued by Kaduna Greenfield students’ abductors demanding 100million naira and Ten motorcycles as ransom for the release of all the students, the PTA has waded in begging the abductors not to harm the victims , but extend the deadline.
In an interview with the National President , Parent Teachers Association Alhaji Haruna Danjuma Tuesday, said there was the need to beg the bandits in view of the situation some of the students found themselves since the day they were kidnapped and kept in the forestry .
Saying that, “there are high tensions and fears among all the families, relativies and other concerned citizens in the state since the moment they heard on a radio station of the threat by the bandit threatening to kill all the remaining students .
“Begging them became imperative because we want all our university students back home live
“we were shocked and not happy with that statement on the radio that all our remaining greenfield students would be killed by kaduna Bandit if 100 million naira and 10 motor cycles was not given to them today”
“we are simply begging them not to kill any other student in view of the fact that they are innocents”
“ The deadline is really worrisome and we as parents,we were all concerned and worried over the lives of our students and teachers of the green field university”
According to him, there is also the need for the abductors to extend the date-line they gave ,in order to enable some of the parents meet-up with their demands.
Danjuma said, it is really unfortunate that Bandits have now come up with new ways of extorting money from school students through evacuating large number of them to get plenty money
He said, there is need for Government to provide adequate security in order to protect all Nigerian schools,so as to avert further attacks on schools.
Since the kidnapped of chiboks girls, to Dapchi, zamfara,Niger,and kaduna, Many teachers and students are in panic and a critical situation, hence the need for the government to quickly bring an end to the kidnapping of school students and teachers
While calling on communitys to always support in protecting schools including teachers and students, he equally urged volunteer vigilantes,civilian JTF,Civil defence and peace corps to be always supportive in terms of protecting schools environment.
Also commenting, the national president foundation for the protection of women and children, Hajiya Ramatu tijjani appealed to abductors for the sake of this holy month of Ramadan not to kill any student.
She called on religious leaders to keep praying for peace and unity of the country