Ten more students from the Bethel Baptists High School in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state, have been released, bringing the total number of released students to 110.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayabin, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. CAN said the students were freed on Sunday afternoon.
“Yes, 10 more students of Baptist High School were released this afternoon. We have 11 now with the bandits, we thank all Nigerians for their prayers and support. Trusting God that the rest will be released very soon,” they said.
The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the release. 121 students were kidnapped from the school by armed bandits on the 5th of July. Media reports last week revealed that the Police also arrested 3 suspected bandits affiliated with the kidnap who say they were paid N100,000 for the job.