Reports have emeged on what transpired before the release of the 27 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna.
According to a source, the bandits reportedly released their captives in exchange for a bandit in police custody after spending 55 days in captivity
In a story monitored on Daily trust, aside from the release of the bandit, a N15 million ransom was also paid.
The paper also reported that the bandit, whose name was given as Laulu, was moved to Kaduna from a police facility in Kano on Tuesday ahead of the students’ release.
From the report, the negotiations earlier suffered setbacks after the abductor, known as Buderu, reneged on his promise even after payment of the agreed sum.
The father of one Buhari, known as General, who is also a fierce bandit, was said to have been brought in to use his son to force Buderu to agree on the deal.
But Buderu was said to have insisted that even if no more money would be given to him, a relative of his arrested at Falgore forest in Kano state must be released.Advertisement
Abdullahi Usman, chairman, forum of parents of the abducted students, had said upon release, the students were taken to the residence of one of the mediators to sleep