Crime & SecurityEducationBandits Release 15 Students Of Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna, 80 Still In captivity

KADUNA — Rev. Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says fifteen of the remaining 80 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released from captivity.

On July 5, bandits invaded the school located some few kilometers away from the Kaduna metropolis and abducted 121 students.

 Hayab who confirmed the release on Sunday said there would be no ceremony about reuniting the children with their parents as the parents of those released will pick their children and go.
“15 of the students were released on Saturday night, remaining 65 of them with the bandits,” Hayab said.

It was learnt that an undisclosed amount of money was paid before the 15 students were freed.

Recall that the bandits had freed the first batch of 28 on July 25, 2021, after they were said to have collected a ransom of N100m and now demanding another N80m for the release of the remaining 80 students.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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