Bandits release 32 Bethel Baptist students in Kaduna


Armed bandits have released 32 more Bethel Baptist High School Students after more than 5O days in captivity.

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State Chairman Joseph Hayab confirmed their released to BBC Hausa this morning.

According to Hayab, the students were released on Friday night and handed over to their parents who took them to hospitals for treatment.

He said the 32 were released out of the 63 students in captivity as he appealed to the bandits to release the remaining students.

He said ransom was paid to the bandits but declined to disclose the additional amount.

Rural Post reported that on June 5 bandits stormed the school located along Kaduna-Kachia Highway and abducted 121 students.

The students were released in batches after the ransom payment and presently there are about 31 students remaining in captivity .

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