Gumi reveals why the delay in releasing abducted Greenfield varsity students
Ahmad Gumi, the controversial Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, has disclosed why bandits are yet to release students of Greenfield University abducted about two months ago.
The Islamic scholar said the students have not been released due to the bandits link with Boko Haram.
Recall that bandits had attacked the private university based in Kaduna State on April 17 and abducted about 20 students.
While some of the students were released, the bandits had killed five.
However, Gumi said Boko Haram has infiltrated the field of kidnapping.
Speaking with Channels Television, the cleric said: “The Greenfield abduction is unique because for the first time we saw a cooperation between some bandits and Boko Haram elements which confirm that Boko Haram are encroaching into the field, which is a bad situation.”
The controversial Islamic scholar said Boko Haram had reached out to the abductors of hundreds of students of Government Science College in Kankara, Katsina State, last year with an offer that the schoolboys be sold to them because they could bargain better for ransom.
Gumi said the bandits, however, rejected the offer and eventually released the students after negotiations.
Support AmbrosyMediaInfo journalism of integrity and credibility:
For a very long time this website has been reaching out to readers continuously with incisive, entertaining and enlightening information.
Journalism requires funds to be effective and to continue with the free access to our efforts, we ask you our esteemed reader to consider making a modest contribution to this noble endeavor.
By your support to AmbrosyMediaInfo you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.