Four Bethel Baptist school students escape from bandits’ den

 Four more abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state, have regained their freedom.

John Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), confirmed the development to NAN on Monday.

“Yes, another four students escaped from their abductors on Sunday, July 25, and have been reunited with their parents,” he said.

This brings the total number of students who have regained their freedom after the school’s kidnapping incident to 38.

He said that despite the latest development, 83 students are still in captivity.

A total of 121 students were abducted when bandits invaded the school on July 5.

Bandits had on Sunday released 28 of the abducted students who have since reunited with their parents.

Abraham Aniya, one of the students, was rescued by security operatives alongside two other victims who were kidnapped by bandits.

Two other students escaped on July 20 when they were tasked by their captors to go and fetch firewood from a nearby forest.

Ishaya Jangado, president of Kaduna Baptist Conference, has said the remaining students still in captivity will be released in batches.

“I have been talking with the bandits and they told me that the children would be released in batches and they have released the first batch of 28,” Jangado said after the first batch of 28 students were released.

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