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Bandits release 28 Bethel students; scores escape earlier – CAN Chair

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Twenty-eight kidnapped Bethel High School students, Kaduna, have been reportedly released by the bandits.

The conditions attached to the release of the 28 kidnapped Bethel students on Sunday have not yet been made public.

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, who released the information to journalists in Kaduna this Sunday, however, disclosed that 80 of students are still left behind in bandits’ captivity, even as scores escaped earlier.

The CAN Chairman, Joseph John Hayap, said the freed 28 students would be reunited with their parents at the school premises.

He also revealed that quite a number of the students escaped from the kidnappers’ den before Sunday, while 80 are still in captivity, but they are hopeful that more would be released soon and, eventually, all the students as well.

“Hayab thanked Nigerians for their prayers, moral and physical support, urging all to sustain the spirit till everyone in captivity regains their freedom,” they stated.

It will be recalled that over a hundred students of the school were abducted twenty days ago at the school premises, while two soldiers lost their lives trying to rescue them.

Similarly, it’s also recalled that Kaduna Police Command had earlier released a statement that it rescued two of the students from the bandits.

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