AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Barely a week after the kidnap of six female students, and two teachers of Engravers College Kaduna, Police has said that it knows the location of the abductees, but can’t use force because lives of the school girls are at stake.
It however said, it opted for negotiation with the kidnappers so as not to put the lives of the girls and their teachers at risk.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner Ali Janga disclosed these at a press shortly before parading 50 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and others at the Kaduna Police Command Headquarters on Wednesday.
The CP while fielding questions from newsmen said, “We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers, we know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives.
“Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs, so killing is nothing to them, this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released, we will go after them.
“We are assuring the people of Kaduna State that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon.” He said.
The six schoolgirls, their Vice Principal Academics and House Mistress were kidnapped from the Engravers College premises in Kakau Daji, Chikun Local government area of Kaduna State, in the early hours of Thursday last week.
Vice Principal Administration, Mr. Shunom Giwa who witnessed the attack had said that, the kidnappers planned taking all the girls away, if not for his consistent alarm from his hiding place.
The kidnappers as at Monday were demanding for N10 million ransom for each of the abductees, after dropping the initial negotiation of N50 million for all the eight victims last weekend.
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