April 22nd, local time, Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for security and home affairs in Kaduna state, Nigeria, confirmed that the bodies of three abducted Greenfield University students had been found in the village of Kwanan Bature, near the university.
The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir Ruffai, strongly condemned the killing of three students by armed bandits and expressed, on behalf of the Kaduna State Government, our deep condolences and sympathy to the families and university communities of the students killed.
Ruffay has repeatedly made it clear that kidnapping for a high ransom cannot be encouraged, and the Kaduna state government will insist on refusing to negotiate with the kidnappers to pay the ransom.
On the evening of 20 April, armed bandits killed a school worker, abducted several students and abducted an unknown number of students after breaking into the campus in Greenfield University in Kaduna State, north-central Nigeria.
Kidnappings of students have intensified in Nigeria recently, with Kaduna state having a high incidence of student abductions. On 11 March, 39 students were abducted from the Federal Forestry Mechanization Institute in Afarka, and as of 8 April, only 10 students had been rescued and 29 were still to be rescued.