Abductors of students of Greenfield University, a Kaduna-based private institution have contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800m.
A cousin to one of the kidnapped students, Georgina Stephen, confirmed the development.
Georgina claimed 23 students, including 14 females and staff of the university, were abducted.
According to her, the kidnappers have been beating the abducted students, insisting if the ransom is not paid they will kill all of them.
They threatened to kill the students if the ransom is not paid.
It was gathered that negotiation of the ransom was already ongoing.
Another parent, who craved anonymity, confirmed the development, saying the kidnappers had called to demand for a collective ransom of N800 million.