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General News of Thursday, 23 September 2021


Police arrest 3 kidnappers involved in abduction of Bethel school students in Kaduna

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The Kaduna State police have arrested three criminals involved in the kidnap of more than 100 students of the Bethel Baptist school, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The suspects; Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar were spotted in military camouflage and were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.

The suspects disclosed that 25 kidnappers were involved in the operation, adding that, they carried out the operation in a desperate bid to get money.

Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”

Recall that in the early hours of Monday, 5th July 2021, bandits stormed the school in Damishi, Kaduna, and abducted over 100 students.

Some students of the school regained their freedom while others ran away and another set was freed on health grounds.

As of August 7, it was learnt that at least 80 students were left with the abductors, while about N60 million had been spent on paying ransom by parents to secure the release of some of the students.

Twenty days later, bandits released 32 more students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna.

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