Reps pledge to secure the release of kidnapped Greenfield University students
Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has urged Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to pay the ransom demanded to secure the release of the remaining abducted Greenfield University students.
The Sheikh during an interview with AIT on Tuesday said the governor should get the students out of danger first then go after the abductors
”Five souls were killed. Why? What amount of money is too big for us to save the lives of those five students, what amount of money?
“Secondly, we can give them the money to get the boys out of danger then go after our money. Nobody is saying you should not find them, you can get the two back. “
The Islamic cleric wondered the idea behind the government insisting on not negotiating yet not taking action about the abductions.
“To say you will not negotiate with them and also not take action against them, I cannot understand that,” Gumi said.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila during the plenary on Tuesday pledged to liaise with relevant authorities to secure the release of the abducted students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State.
This came after a delegation of the House interfaced with the protesting parents of the students in Abuja.
Briefing the House the leader of the delegation, Rep. Benson Babajimi (APC-Lagos), said that the parents, who were dressed in black, looked oppressed and dejected.
Babajimi who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Defence said that the parents’ hope of getting their children released, rest on the parliament.
According to him, the parents are asking the House to intervene and secure the return of their abducted children.
Babajimi urged the House to urgently intervene in the matter. (NAN)