Those who kidnapped over 136 students and staff of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, in the Rafi local government area of Niger State have demanded for the sum of ₦110 million as ransom before the safe release of the victims.
They threatened to kill the victims should the school or their parents fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday this week.
The Head Teacher of the school, Abubakar Alhassan disclosed this to journalists, adding that the bandits’ call came in about 4:00 pm on Monday.
Alhassan said contrary to their expectation, the bandits claimed they have a total of 156 people with them made up of pupils and staff.
He said the management of the school has contacted the state government on the latest development but that the government is insisting on not paying ransom to the bandits.
Although the number of those abducted were yet to be ascertained, but the proprietor of the school, Idris Umar told journalists on Monday that information gathered from parents indicated 136 students were kidnapped.