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The kidnappers of Kaduna Baptist students have rejected nine bags of rice as well as other food items offered by the school.

The Vice-Principal of the school, Wakili Madugu, on Thursday, disclosed this during an interview on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1fm.

While speaking on the program, Madugu revealed he received a call at 7.30 am on Tuesday shortly after the students had been abducted and were assured of their safety.

He said the abductors had demanded food items with which they would feed the students.

The vice-principal said, “They said we should bring 10 bags of imported rice, 20 bags of local rice, 20 bags of beans and then 10 cartons of Maggi (seasoning) and then 10 kegs of oil as well as two bags of salt. These were the items they demanded.”

Madugu, stated that the school did not have all the items demanded because they had exhausted almost all their foodstuffs ahead of the school’s closure this week.

“The school had no more food because we were preparing to close the school in less than four days. So, the food items were not up to what they (abductors) were demanding. So, we sought assistance from some of the parents and we did our best.

“As of today, we have nine bags of rice, one sack of beans, two cartons of Maggi (seasoning), two kegs of palm oil and a bag of salt. They told me to bring the items yesterday (Wednesday) and so I called them around 7 pm and they asked me how far.

“I told them this is what we have on hand and they started insulting me, threatening me and they switched off the phone. That means what I have is not enough,” he expressed.

Meanwhile, the vice-principal who spoke about the efforts the school had made to protect the students from being kidnapped, said, members of the Joint Task Force had been guarding the school and they actually engaged the bandits in a gun duel on Tuesday but they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the assailants.

Madugu said that the kidnappers had not yet made any demand for a ransom.

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