BARELY a week after the kidnap of six female students and two teachers of Engravers College Kaduna, police say they know the location of the abductees, but cannot, for their safety, use force to free them.
The police said they opted for negotiation with the kidnappers.
Kaduna State Police Commissioner Ali Janga disclosed this at a briefing on Wednesday.
The CP said, “We are negotiating with the kidnappers to rescue these students and their teachers, we know the location of the kidnappers but we do not want to endanger their lives.
“Most of these kidnappers are operating under the influence of hard drugs, so killing is nothing to them, this is why we are still negotiating with them and as soon as the victims are released, we will go after them.
“We are assuring the people of Kaduna State that we will arrest these kidnappers very soon.”
The six schoolgirls, their Vice Principal, Academics and House Mistress were kidnapped from the Engravers College premises in Kakau Daji, Chikun Local goverment area of Kaduna State, in the early hours of Thursday last week.
The kidnappers on Monday demanded N10 million ransom for each of the abductees, after dropping the initial sum of N50 million for all the eight victims.