Some students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna State, kidnapped from their hostels by bandits on 8th July, have been released from the hands of their abductors, after about twenty (20) days in captivity.
Out of the 121 students, between ages 10 – 19, abducted by kidnappers, 28 students were confirmed released today, Sunday 25th July, from the hand of their captors.
The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Kaduna State branch, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, confirmed the news to journalists.
Although, reports from different sources have not given accurate figure concerning the total number of the students that have been released so far, two (2) of the students, had earlier regained freedom through an escape route while one of the students, was seen wandering in the forest and rescued by the security agency.
Some others reports have it that, two (2) of the abducted students escaped from the kidnappers’ den when they were sent by their abductors to go fetch firewood.
News reports, if a ransom was paid before the release, was not clear because the abductors had earlier negotiated the sum of N60M before the students can be released.
As we already know, kidnapping for ransom has now become a thriving business in the country, making daily news headlines.