Three students killed in Nigeria after kidnapping at Greenfield University — local official

“The armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students,” stated Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and House Affairs, in a declaration published on Facebook.

Aruwan stated the remains of the 3 abducted trainees were discovered on Friday in Kwanan Bature town, which is near the university.

A minimum of 20 trainees and 3 team member of Greenfield University, a personal scholastic organization in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, were abducted on Tuesday night by armed males, one authorities informed CNN on Thursday.

Kaduna State Guv Nasir El-Rufai condemned the killing of 3 trainees as “sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.” He went on to state the armed outlaws represent the worst of mankind and should be combated at all expenses.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday explained the repeating occurrences of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State as “barbaric terror attacks.”

“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” Buhari stated of Tuesday’s killings.

Kidnapping for ransom has actually intensified in Kaduna and other parts of northern Nigeria, as criminal gangs target schools that are viewed to be susceptible. Authorities in Kaduna are, nevertheless, opposed to ransom payments. El-Rufai has formerly stated his administration has a policy versus working out with abductors.

CNN’s Samantha Tapfumaneyi in London added to this report.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.