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Abducted Bethel Baptist School student found in Kaduna forest

The student was found alongside two other kidnapped victims escaped from bandits den. They were exhausted from roaming the bush.

• July 13, 2021
Bethel School, Bandits, Police spokesman composite
Bethel School, Bandits, Police spokesman composite

One out of the kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist school in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna state has been rescued after being found wandering in a forest on Monday.

The police spokesperson in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, disclosed the development in a press statement.

“The Kaduna Police Command’s mission to rescue all kidnap victims through intelligence-led Policing and rigorous patrol had yesterday yielded a positive result with the rescue of three victims to safety.

“On the 12th July, 2021 at about 1540hrs the Operatives of the Command alongside Civilian JTF on routine rescue patrol around the forest of Tsohon Gaya village of Chikun LGA of Kaduna State stumbled on three kidnapped victims roaming the bush extremely exhausted and weak.

“The victims were safely evacuated and rushed to Police Clinic Kaduna where they are currently being resuscitated and will subsequently be handed over to their immediate families.

“During the course of investigation, the three (3) victims were identified as Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, Nura Nuhu that were kidnapped recently along Kaduna – Kachia Road.

“Abraham Aniya is one of the students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama that were kidnapped the previous week.

“Thus, the Command is currently relentless in ensuring that more victims are rescued within the shortest possible time,” the police spokesperson said.

Bandits had invaded the Bethel Baptist High School at about 2:00am on July 5, to kidnap more than one hundred students who are still in captivity.

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