No fewer than 17 kidnapped college students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna have returned, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalije, has stated.
Gunmen had on Monday morning attacked the varsity, positioned at Damishi city of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State, and brought away scores of scholars.
A trainer on the faculty, Emmanuel Paul, advised AFP that the bandits took away 165 college students.
On his half, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna Chapter, Rev. John Hayab, advised NAN that as of Friday, there have been 180 boarding college students within the faculty.
NAN quoted Police PRO Jalije as saying “17 of the students have been rescued.”
“Tactical police teams went after the kidnappers,” he added. “We are still on the rescue mission.”
Jaliye stated that the precise variety of college students kidnapped by the bandits had but to be ascertained, including that particulars can be made public in the end.
Hayab, who can be a member of the Baptist Church, stated that up to now, 26 college students had returned and he was hopeful that extra would escape from the bandits.
The attackers have been stated to have scaled a fence to interrupt into the School in Kaduna state within the early hours of Monday.
“The kidnappers took away 140 students, only 25 students escaped. We still have no idea where the students were taken,” Emmanuel Paul, a trainer on the faculty advised AFP.
Around 1,000 college students and pupils have been kidnapped in several Nigerian states since December final yr. Most have been launched after negotiations with native officers, though some are nonetheless being held.
Bethel Baptist High School is a co-education school established by Baptist church in 1991 at Maramara village in Chikun district exterior the state capital Kaduna.
Monday’s assault was the fourth mass faculty kidnap in Kaduna State since December.
Kaduna State governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has been some of the vocal native leaders insisting he’ll refuse to pay ransom cash.