For 28 out of the students abducted from the Bethel Baptist Academy along Kaduna-Kachia road weeks back, they can now jump up for joy.
This is because they have regained their freedom after they were released on Sunday by the Bandits who kidnapped them in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Two of the students had earlier escaped while the bandits had released one on health ground.
The gunmen who invaded the school on July 5th had demanded N500,000 for each of the students.
A total of 121 were abducted.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, Rev. John Hayab, said about 80 students were still held captive by the bandits while the released students will be reunited with their families.
While information around the abducted students remains sketchy, Mr Hayab said he is optimistic about the voluntary release of over 80 others in the bandits’ den
“We are hopeful that more would be released soon and eventually all the students,” he told journalists.
The abduction of the 121 students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kaduna State is one of the growing cases of abductions, not only in Kaduna State but also across other parts of the country.
The kidnappings and killings have continued despite the efforts of security agencies.