A father of one of the 39 students from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna state still in kidnappers’ den has reportedly died.
Ibrahim Shamaki, who was the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits, died of heart attack after he fell ill shortly after he was told of his daughter’s abduction.
Channels Television quoting family sources said that he died on Friday evening, March 26, when relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment.
This comes as Fatima and the other abducted students prepare to spend their 15th night in the captivity of the bandits.
Meanwhile, parents of the abducted students, Friday, met with Kaduna government and security stakeholders behind closed doors.
The Kaduna State Government called the meeting apparently to find ways of securing release of the students.
The meeting, which held behind closed doors at the Government House in Kaduna, lasted for hours.
Although outcome of the meeting was not made public, it was gathered the interaction was basically to let the parents know the government feels their pains and will do its best for the safe release of the students.
The parents had alleged the government was not doing enough to secure release of their children and issued a 48-hour for their rescue.
They urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to negotiate with the bandits to secure the safe release of their children.
The bandits, who had released a video of the abducted students being tortured barely 24 hours after their abduction, demanded N500 million ransom for their release.