Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has reacted to the abducted of Law students along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
Five final-year students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, were reportedly abducted on Tuesday afternoon.
A source revealed the names of the abductees to be: Fatima from Taraba, Maryam from Niger and Umar from Katsina States respectively.
The source said: “The three abducted students are all 500-Level law students of ABU Zaria. We learn that the kidnappers initially demanded for N50m ransom each but later reduced to N5m because they are students who are yet to be working.”
According to a passenger who escaped during the attack, commercial vehicles and big trucks were also attacked by the kidnappers.
“I am surprised that unlike their previous antics of attacking rich and big people in exotic cars, the kidnappers now attack commercial vehicles, trucks and buses and abducted their poor drivers and passengers.
“I shed tears when I noticed corpses of some victims littered on the road after the brutal abduction incident.
“Some top public functionaries with armed convoy who came later refused to stop when crying women sought for help and protection.”
Reacting to the sad news, Shehu Sani called on security agencies to ensure they secure the student’s release.
He said: “The Killings and Kidnapping of students and others along Kaduna Abuja road yesterday is tragic.
“My thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. I call on security agencies to double or triple efforts to secure their release.”