Some of the 121 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released by bandits, following their abduction on July 5, 2021.
Their release was confirmed by the Kaduna state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Joseph Hayab, saying 28 students were released.
Recall that one of the students, Abraham Aniya was rescued by security operatives alongside two other victims who were kidnapped along Kaduna-Kachia road on July 12, two other students escaped when they were asked to fetch firewood from a nearby forest on July 20.
The school authority furthermore, revealed that the bandits have promised to release the remaining 87 abducted students in batches while appealing to parents whose kids were not among those released to exercise patience.
According to Isreal Akanji, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the church did not pay any ransom to the bandits for the release of the students.