The bandits who kidnapped some students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi in Kaduna State, have rejected nine bags of rice and other food items offered by the school, stating that the items sent in were less than what was requested.
The Vice-Principal of the school, Wakili Madugu, made this known while speaking to Journalists.
Madugu had said that the kidnappers had demanded food items to feed the students in captivity.
He stated that the bandits said authorities had blocked their access to food and hence, the school and the parents should make food items available to feed the kidnapped students.
He said the bandits had requested for 10 bags of imported rice, 20 bags of local rice, 20 bags of beans, 10 cartons of Maggi (seasoning), 10 kegs of oil and two bags of salt.
Madugu, stated that, in view of the fact that the school was planning to close up, they had exhausted almost all the foodstuff they had in stock.
He said “We had to get in touch with some concerned parents for help, but we still could not meet up with the quantities requested.”
“We had sent nine bags of rice, one sack of beans, two cartons of Maggi (seasoning), two kegs of palm oil and a bag of salt, but the bandits rejected them,” he said.
Madugu said “I told them this is what we have on hand and they started insulting me, threatening me and they switched off the phone.”
He however stated, that the kidnappers had not yet made any demand for a ransom.