Bandits free 32 kidnapped Baptist Students, 31 Still In Captivity – Kaduna


Bandits who abducted 121 students of Bethel Baptist High, Mararaba Damishi, Kaduna, have released 32 out of the 63 students remaining in their captivity.

Kaduna State Chapter Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. John Joseph Hayab who confirmed the development, said the children were handed over to their parents yesterday evening.

The CAN Chairman said the parents were advised to immediately take their wards to the hospital for medical check up, as they were received very sick and exhausted.

According to Rev. Hayab, “the children looked so weak, sick and tired. So, the parents were advised to take their wards to hospital this night for medical check up.”

With the latest development, 90 of the 121 kidnapped students have been released  and 31 are still in captivity.

Meanwhile, parents of the kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been traumatized and dejected, as their children have remained in bandits’ captivity 53 days after their abduction.

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It would be recalled that, bandits broke into the school located at Damishi along the Kaduna – Kachia highway, Chikun Local Government Area of the state on the 5th of July and whisked away 121 students.

The kidnappers however released 28 of the students on Sunday July 25 after receiving N50 million ransom and later released few others on health ground, while some escaped on their own.

Release of the 28 as much as it made some happy, threw parents who did not see their own children into confusion and agony.

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