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Ten more abducted Bethel Baptist students have regained freedom: CAN

CAN said they were expecting and praying the bandits would release the remaining 21 students soon.

• September 19, 2021
Bethel Baptist school
Bethel Baptist school signpost used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Kehinde Gbenga / AFP / Getty Images]

Another batch of 10 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained their freedom, bringing the total of those released to 100.

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, John Hayab, confirmed the release of the students to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Kaduna, adding that the students were freed on Saturday evening.

“We are praying that the bandits will release 21 remaining students soon,” he said.

In the early hours of July 5, bandits invaded the school and kidnapped 121 students.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the release of the students.

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