Gunmen have killed three of the abducted students of Greenfield University located at Kasarami in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the state government has announced.
Commissioner for internal security and home affairs Samuel Aruwan said the remains of the students were found close to the university on Friday.
The varsity was attacked on Tuesday night and an unspecified number of students taken hostage.
The abductors had contacted parents of the students and demanded N800million ransom for their release.
“In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University have shot dead three of the abducted students,” Mr Aruwan said.
“The bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami Village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.
“The remains of three students were found today (Friday) in Kwanan Bature Village, a location close to the university, and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, and Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt. Col. MH Abdullahi.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of the students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.
“He went on to say that the bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.”
The commissioner said Governor El-Rufai has sent condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community.