Bandits who kidnapped the students and staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State have demanded N350 million ransom.
Speaking to newsmen on the telephone, the Provost of the College, Alhaji Habibu Mainasara, said, the bandits have called him and told him that they “needed N350 million for the 20 people currently in their captivity”.
“They said that 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.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Mohammed Shehu, said the command was not aware of the amount of money demanded by the bandits.
“We are not aware of this development but we are doing our best to rescue the kidnapped victims,” he said.