“We have convinced Bandits who adopted students of Greenfield University not to kill them” – Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi says

The well respected Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi have reassured parent of adopted student of Greenfield University that their world will soon be freed

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said while briefing the news men that bandits have agreed that the remaining students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, will not be killed.

Earlier, The bandits had threatened to kill the students in captivity if their parents fail to pay a N100 million and ransom in addition to 10 motorcycles.

Gumi said

“The talk with the Greenfield University students’ abductors is also going on. You know they threatened to kill all of them after a particular deadline but after talking to them, they are now lowering their bar.

“So, we thankful they have stopped killing. And we are still negotiating with them. I hope this Afaka case will also encourage to know that there is hope in negotiation and release the children.”

Gumi also recount on his role and former President Olusegun Obasanjo played before the released of student who had earlier adopted

“The role myself and former President Olusegun Obasanjo played in the release of the 27 Afaka students is the role of mediators because the fight is not between us and them but between the bandits and the government.

“What we understand is that these people are trying to attack the government by attacking the government institutions and take innocent children.

“Having understood that we came to the conclusion that this is not a hopeless situation and that we can really go in and negotiate for the release of these children, which we did after so many ups and downs.

“But in the long run, a conclusion was reached and these children are out. So, we are happy that, all of them are out and none was killed.”

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