Adopting your girls is even worse because of the potential for bad things to happen to them if the kidnappers’ demands are not satisfied.
Four female students from the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Tsafe, were abducted yesterday, according to police in Zamfara State.
The students were kidnapped on Tuesday night, according to the command’s spokesman, Muhammad Shehu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Shehu said “The suspected bandits invaded the off-campus student hostel, a rented house in Tsafe town. Receiving the report, security operatives chased the kidnappers. One of the five abducted students escaped from the bandits but the kidnappers fled with the other four”.
Yusuf Idris, the college’s provost, confirmed the event, saying the fugitive student had been injured and was being treated at the Tsafe General Hospital.
He claims the kidnappers have called one of the victims’ mothers, threatening to marry her if the ransom is not paid.
Idris urged the parents of the abducted kids to remain calm, saying that the school and security agencies were working tirelessly to ensure the youngsters’ safe return.
In recent months, several schools in the vicinity have been targeted, with numerous kids taken but ultimately released.
This is heartbreaking, but we hope that their children will be released soon.