Bandit terrorists have demanded a fresh ₦50 million ransom for the remaining 83 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna.
It was gathered that the terrorists had demanded ₦100 million from parents for the release of their children in batches from their captivity.
According to a source, parents contributed ₦100 million for the release of the children, but the bandits ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches.
But the bandits are now demanding another ₦50 million to release the remaining 83 students in their custody.
The source explained that the parents are now helpless and devastated by the new development, having sold all they have to be able to raise the ₦100 million demanded by the bandits.
But speaking to newsmen, the proprietor of the school and President, Baptist Conference, Kaduna, Rev. Yahaya Adamu Jangado, denied report of a fresh demand.
Jangado stated that he was not aware of the new demand. He added that there is no update from the bandits on the issue.
According to him, “Up till now there is no update, we are still waiting for them to release the remaining students.”
In other news, the death has been reported of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga.
Naija News gathered the Nigerian actress died on Friday at the age of 64 as confirmed by a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
The screen goddess who began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce has featured in many notable films.
Oniga was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.
She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome.