Nigeria, May 3 -- Seventeen undergraduates in Nigeria who were kidnapped about a fortnight ago may be killed tomorrow unless the government acts to save them.

The kidnappers have already demonstrated their willingness to kill their victims having killed five of them some days ago.

The students were kidnapped from a private university, Greenfield University, in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, on April 20.

The Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has a policy of not negotiating with kidnappers and has insisted he would not go back on the policy to save the Greenfield students. Mr El-Rufai says such negotiations and payment of ransom only encourages the criminals. His stance has, however, not reduced cases of kidnap in Kaduna, one of the states m...