Bandits who kidnapped three students from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic Seminary situated in Kaduna State, have made contact with the relatives of the students, requesting the sum of N50million as ransom.
An assistant to Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna branch, Mr. J.F. Dabo confirmed this to journalists.
He said the bandits contacted the father of one of the three abducted students and made the demand.
Mr. Dabo, who is also the National President of Catholic Youth In Politics Forum, confirmed that three students were kidnapped.
He said five students were initially taken by the eight attackers, but they dropped two of the captives on their way out of the school.
One of them had a cut on his head and was bleeding.
The police command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, corroborating the claims, said three students had been abducted.
“Three seminarians were kidnapped by suspected kidnappers on Monday evening,’’ he said.
He, however, said the Commissioner of Police in the state had directed the deployment of more police personnel to cordon the nearby bushes with a view to rescuing the victims.