The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that his government will not negotiate with the kidnapper of students of Greenfield University Kaduna, but will instead use military force to rescue the remaining 17 students of from the hands of the kidnappers, with minimal casualty during the engagement.
The kidnappers had demanded and insisted on N100 million and 10 motorcycles before the students would be freed.
El-Rufai said: “I was assured by the Air Force and Army that they know where the students are, and they have encircled them. We are going to attack them. We will lose a few students, but we will attack the bandits and recover some of the students.
“That is our plan and that is the plans of the Army. The Air Force will attack them from the air and the Army will engage them on the ground.
“They slipped through the cordoned area of the army.
“We are not just saying we will not negotiate with bandits; we try to trace them, engage them, using military force. We know it is risky; we know in the process we may lose some of the students.”