By Chioma Iruke
Abductors of 15 Students and five staff members of College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State are demanding N350 million ransom for their release, the Provost of the College has said.
The provost of the college, Habibu Mainasara, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said a total of 20 people were abducted, comprising 15 students, four staff members and a driver.
Mainasara said the bandits called him and told him that they “needed N350 million for the 20 people currently in their captivity”.
“They said the money must be paid before they could release the staff and the students they kidnapped in my school,” he added.
The Provost did not make a further explanation on whether the families of the affected staff and students would pay the amount or the state government.
Recall, the kidnappers stormed the institution on Sunday night and abducted the victims.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, had vowed to rescue them unhurt.