Bandits release 28 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School


Twenty-eight more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have regained their freedom.

The 28 students are part of the 121 abducted from their hostels by bandits on July 8.

They were found inside the Tsoho Gaya Forest in Chikun Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Sunday after spending 20 days in the den of their abductors.

It comes days after three of the students were rescued by police operatives.

“Twenty-eight of the Bethel Baptist School Students were released to us on Saturday night. Before now, six of them were released, making 34 of them that have been released. We have 87 of them that are still with the bandits. We are trusting God that something will be done and we will have a way out of the problem,” Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, Joseph Hayab, said confirming the return of the students.

The students were brought to the Bethel school premises to reunite with their parents.

The bandits had earlier demanded a ransom of ₦60million for the release of the students but it is not clear whether ransom was paid for the release of those who have regained freedom so far.

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