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Bethel Baptist School: 15 More Students Regain Freedom

Fifty-six out of over hundred of abducted students of Bethel Baptist School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have regained freedom.

Fifteen of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria have been freed from captivity.

Mohammed Jalige, Police spokesperson in the state confirmed the news to HumAngle on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Jalinge, however, did not provide the details of their release, but told HumAngle that “we still have some in captivity; the school management and security agencies are putting in their very best to ensure that the remaining students are released safe and unhurt.”

But according to a Channels Television report, an undisclosed ransom was paid to secure the release of the 15 students.

On July 25, HumAngle reported that 28 students had regained their freedom. Though it was not clear how the freedom of the students was secured at the time, there were rumors of a ransom payment.

The latest release brings the number of students who have regained their freedom to  56.

On Monday, July 5, 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School were abducted in an early-morning attack by terrorists on the school.

Kaduna State has witnessed onslaught by terrorists locally known as bandits. The terrorists have attacked educational institutions in the state, abducting and releasing students at will.

Recently, the government of the state suspended the resumption of schools in a bid to conduct military operations.

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Chigozie Victor

Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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