Reactions have continued to trail the ultimatum announced by the bandits who kidnapped some students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State, following reports making the rounds that the abductors threatened to kill the remaining 17 students in their custody on Tuesday.
Reacting to the ultimatum, many Nigerians have berated President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and other members of the ruling government for what many described as their silence over the abducted students.
In a trend on Twitter, many Nigerians who called on the federal government to rescue the abducted students blame the ongoing kidnapping, banditry, and killings on the lukewarm attitude of the Nigerian government towards tackling insecurity.
Speaking on the abduction of the students of Greenfield University, a famous Nigerian comedian, Frank Donga, said he keeps wondering that some people are collecting salaries and allowances to secure citizens, despite the level of insecurity in the country.
“When I remember the students killed at #Greenfielduniversity and those still in danger, I can’t help thinking that some people somewhere are collecting salaries and allowances for securing citizens, and there’s this much insecurity.”
Meanwhile, other tweeps urged the Nigerian government to do everything possible to secure the remaining Greenfield University students in the custody of their abductors.
Below are some other comments culled from Twitter
@Jollistickz “Not even a single word from the president of this country. The vice president is still talking about Microsoft. Which one is better at the moment? is it human life or Microsoft? This is so sad.”
@IkemNnagozie “5 students killed already and, the government doesn’t seem vexed enough to swing into action.”
@Apholerbee “Greenfielduniversity students may be killed today because of your Government inability to make the necessary move, but the only thing that delight you is Microsoft whatever. Can the dead benefit from the partnership?”
You will recall that the bandits had earlier killed five out of the abducted students and threatened to kill the remaining seventeen students if their parents failed to pay 100 million naira ransom on Tuesday.