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Baptist Conference To Make Film, Book On Kaduna Students’ Abduction

After the kidnapping of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School and subsequent release of 120 in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, the Baptist Conference is not leaving the documentation of their story to chance.

The abduction of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria on July 5, 2021 by terrorists is set to be documented in film and book form, HumAngle can report.

Rev. Ishaya Jangado, the Baptist Conference President, disclosed this to HumAngle in an interview.

Jangado, who also hinted  that there was a committee in charge of both projects, said two things inspired him to do a film and write a book. 

“In the history of our conference, nothing like this has ever happened. The Baptist Conference is about 45 years old, and when this happened we were in a state of confusion,” he said.

“God, by his faithfulness and mercy, made it possible for 120 out of 121 to be released. The world needs to know how God answers prayers.”

The Baptist Conference  president added that the second reason is the fact that he has personally been following the antecedents, particularly of kidnappings in Nigeria. 

“God has shown us mercy and we need to tell the world. If we don’t put it in writing, the world would not know,” he said.

“Some of the children were 10 or nine when it happened, they may not know the truth of what happened. But when we document it, they would know that when they were in school at that age, there were people whom God used to deliver them.”

“When they read and watch, this would build up the children’s faith and they would believe in this God that we are serving.”

Jangado also said they were still negotiating with the terrorists to release the last student who was reported to have declined the terrorists’ offer to be freed.  

Currently, the students are in a new location where some have already rounded off their secondary education and freshers are enrolled, Achi Nathan, the school’s principal, said.


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Nathaniel Bivan

Nathaniel Bivan is Regional Editor Northwest/Central and Head of Solutions Journalism Desk at HumAngle. He tweets @nathanielbivan

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