Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has revealed why the students of Greenfield University abducted on 17th of April have not been released by bandits.
Gumi in his statement said the students have not been released due to the bandits link with Boko Haram.
Recall that bandits killed five of the abducted students due to the failure of their parents to meet their abductors demands.
However, Gumi said Boko Haram has infiltrated the field of kidnapping.
The cleric while speaking with Channels Television, said: “The Greenfield abduction is unique because for the first time we saw a cooperation between some bandits and Boko Haram elements which confirm that Boko Haram are encroaching into the field, which is a bad situation.”
Gumi further stated that Boko Haram had reached out to the abductors of students of Government Science College in Kankara, Katsina State, last year with an offer that the schoolboys be sold to them because they could bargain better for ransom.
He added that the bandits, however, rejected the offer and eventually released the students after negotiations.