The Kaduna state government on Friday has confirmed the killing of three of the abducted students of Greenfield University.
A statement by Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, revealed that three of the students were shot dead by the bandits.
The armed 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,” Mr Aruwan said.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing of three students as sheer wickedness, inhumanity and an outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.
He went on to say that the armed bandits represent the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost for the violent wickedness they represent.
Evil, the governor further said, would not triumph over God-given humanity. He appealed to citizens to come together against the forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.
The governor, on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State sent deep condolences and empathy to the students’ families and the university community, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.
He said the government will keep citizens informed of further developments.