The kidnappers of the Vice-Chancellor of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Cyprian Onyeji, have reduced their demand from N200 million to N100 million.
Onyeji was abducted eight days ago in front of the university.
Although the police could not confirm this, they said they were working on how to secure Onyeji’s release.
Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said: “Count us out of ransom payment.”
spokesman Ossy Ugwuoti said he was not aware of the ransom reduction.
Ugwuoti said the negotiation was between the family and the kidnappers.
Prayer sessions by ESUT workers and students have continued at the two campuses of the university.
Coordinator of the sessions Prof. John Obasikene said the prayers would not cease until Onyeji is released.
Activities in the school have been grounded since Onyeji’s abduction.