VIDEO: Beaten and cowering, kidnapped Nigerian students beg for help as armed captors demand over $1million ransom

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The video under which went viral on Social media web sites Saturday present Nigerian students who have been reportedly kidnapped from a school in northwest Nigeria begging to be rescued.

The video, stated to be launched by their captors, exhibits the students cowering on a forest flooring as the armed captors hit them with sticks. One of the kidnapped students stated the captors need a N500 million ($1.31 million) ransom.

Thirty 9 students reportedly went lacking in a single day on Thursday after gunmen stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state, the fourth college abduction in northern Nigeria since December.

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The video under confirmed almost 30 students begging for help in English and Hausa language.

“If anybody comes to rescue them without the money they are going to kill us,” a male scholar is heard saying within the video as a person with a gun stands behind him.

College Provost Bello Mohammed Usman and the mom of 1 kidnapped scholar on Saturday recognized these proven within the video as a number of the kidnapped students, together with one pregnant girl, in accordance with Reuters.

Earlier on Saturday, Kaduna state safety commissioner Samuel Aruwan stated 9 extra students have been lacking than beforehand thought – 23 females and 16 males.

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“The Kaduna state government is maintaining close communication with the management of the college as efforts are sustained by security agencies towards the tracking of the missing students,” Aruwan stated.

The armed gang broke into the varsity, situated on the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis close to a army academy, at round 11:30 p.m. (2230 GMT) on Thursday, March 11.

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