The kidnappers of the over 136 students and staff of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina, in the Rafi local government area of Niger State are demanding a ransom of N110 million for their safe release.
The Head Teacher of the school, Abubakar Alhassan disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, saying he got the bandits’ call on Monday afternoon.
He said the bandits confirmed that they have a total of 155 pupils and one staff, contrary to what they thought. The proprietor of the school, Idris Umar had earlier told journalists on Monday that 136 students were kidnapped.
According to him, the bandits threatened to kill the victims should the school or their parents fail to meet their demands by midnight of Tuesday this week.
Alhassan added that the management of the school has contacted the state government on the latest development, but it maintained that it will not pay ransom to bandits.
It is gathered that the parents and relations of the abducted pupils have started raising the ransom money.