Kaduna abduction: 5 more Bethel school abducted students regain freedom

Bandits have released five more children from Bethel Baptist School, situated in Maraban Damishi, Chikun local government area of the State.

The confirmation was delivered by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. Israel Adelani Akanji, yesterday night.

Although the government or security agencies are yet to confirm the development, a source in the school stated, during a television programme, that the 5 students were released.

Recall that bandits, suspected to be kidnappers, had on July, 5 attacked the school and took away 121 students from their hostels.

The bandits released 28 of them on July 25th, after a ransom was allegedly paid to the kidnappers. The rest managed to escape from the captors between July 22nd and August, 3rd.

The release of the 15 students brings the total number of those freed so far to 56 while 65 others are still in captivity.

Kidnapping for ransom has become common in Kaduna as well as other States in the North-West and North-Central regions as armed men increasingly become emboldened.

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