Another four abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School have escaped from the bandits who abducted them.
The students are among over 100 abducted from the school; located in Maraban Damishi in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The development was confirmed by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State; Rev. John Hayab. Specifically, Hayab made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna.
“Yes, another four students escaped from their abductors on Sunday, July 25. They have been reunited with their parents,” Hayab said.
He said that in spite of the latest development, 83 students are still in captivity.
The bandits had, in the early hours of July 5, invaded the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students.
Meanwhile, armed bandits have abducted a man who was sent to deliver a ransom payment to secure the release of dozens of abducted school children.
The incident occurred in Tegina, Niger State.
The man was sent by the children’s parents after they managed to raise N30m naira by selling land and other possessions. But they have been left feeling hopeless following his kidnapping, the BBC reports.
The 136 students were taken from an Islamic school in Tegina, Niger state, in late May.
Armed bandits riding on motorcycles had stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately; killing one person and injuring another. As people fled, the attackers went to the school and seized the children.
The parents and school administrators negotiated with the criminals and agreed to pay the ransom. They sold part of the school’s land as well as other possessions. However, when an elderly man showed up with the ransom, he had been seized by the bandits.