Parents of abducted Bethel Baptist Students lament as kidnappers demand N80m ransom

More anxiety has filled the hearts of parents of abducted Bethel Baptist High School students as their abductors have demanded N80million ransom and food from the parents.

According to reports, some students of the school have regained their freedom while others ran away. Another was set free on health grounds while the others, numbering about 80, remain in captivity and in very worrisome conditions.

It was also gathered that while about N60 million has been spent as ransom by parents in getting the release of some of the students, the abductors are still demanding another N80million to set the rest of the students free.

The Chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend John Joseph Hayab, in an interview with the Reuters news agency, disclosed that the bandits have requested from parents of the remaining students under their care the sum of N1m each, making it a total of N80 million as ransom for their release.

Recall that bandits had stormed the school and abducted 121 students of the school on July 5, 2021.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government has since made it clear that it will not pay any ransom money to the kidnappers.

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