The release of one of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State, has been confirmed by his mother.
The mother of the student, Lauritta Attahiru on Tuesday confirmed the development to Channels TV, but the police have yet to confirm it.
Attahiru however refused to give details of how her son was released and whether a ransom was paid or not.
Some of the parents told the station that the student was released on Saturday after his mother, who is the wife of a retired Army officer from Plateau State negotiated and paid ransom to the bandits privately before they released her son on Saturday.
The parents had earlier said the bandits had been negotiating with them individually, asking each of them to pay up to N20 million as ransom, before they later demanded a ransom of N100 million in lump sum and 10 motorcycles on Monday.
The parents have appealed to the government and Nigerians to come to their aid so that their children will be rescued alive.
With the release of the student, the fate of the remaining 16 students still hangs in the balance.
The bandits had threatened to kill them if their parents and government failed to pay the N100 million ransom and also give them 10 new motorcycles.