As the nation’s security situation worsens, bandits on Tuesday released a video of a pregnant student kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.
According to reports, the pregnant students was kidnapped alongside thirty-eight other students in March.
It was earlier reported that the bandits released ten of the abducted students, leaving twenty-nine of them in captivity.
The bandits had requested for a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State government but the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai vowed not to negotiate with bandits.
A bandit in a four-minute, 56 seconds video recorded at night, in an unknown location, was heard speaking in Hausa and later Fulfulde.
He called on some of the abductees to come forward and speak to the camera.
In the video, the pregnant woman the bandits addressed as Hajiya pleaded with their parents to rescue them.
“We are appealing to our parents to help us, we are tired and there is no food. They should do their best to get us out of this place. We have spent 47 days, almost all of us are ill and there is no food. We sleep in the open even when it rains,” she said.
The bandits also showed a woman they addressed as the wife of a military officer who was abducted from her home in Tirkania-Agwa in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The woman noted that her husband is a naval officer working in Warri, Delta State, and called on the Federal Government to come to their rescue.
She said the bandits had earlier requested for N30million for their release.