Two Kidnapped Bethel Baptist Students Escape From Captors

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the escape of two of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of the State.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said this in a press statement that information reached the Command about the escape of the students on Wednesday.

Jalige explained that on Wednesday at about 3.30 am, the Command was informed by a good Samaritan that two students of the school were sighted and believed to have escaped from their captors.

He said a report was lodged with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Rijana, who got hold of the students, after which investigation confirmed they were victims of the bandits.

”The students said that on Tuesday, July 20 , 2021, at about 6 pm, they were tasked by their captors to go and fetch firewood from the nearby forest where they were held, hostage.

"They, however, decided to take the opportunity of not being monitored and escape to the Rijana community along Kaduna – Abuja highway.

”The two boys are currently undergoing medical examination at Police Medical facility before reuniting them with their family, while a tactical approach is being intensified to secure the release of the remaining students,”Jalige said.

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