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Bandits release 10 more Bethel Baptist students, 11 remain in captivity

More students who had been kidnapped from Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have

Another batch of 10 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained their freedom, bringing the total of those released to 110.

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, confirmed the release of the students to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Kaduna, adding that the students were freed on Sunday afternoon.

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“Yes, 10 more students of Baptist High School were released this afternoon. We have 11 now with the bandits, we thank all Nigerians for their prayers and support. Trusting God that the rest will be released very soon,” Hayab said.

NAN recalled that in the early hours of July 5, bandits invaded the school and kidnapped 121 students.

When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the release of the 10 students.

This is the fourth batch of students to be released by the kidnappers. A total of 110 students have either been released or have escaped so far, the BBC reported.

The students were kidnapped on 5 July and three of the kidnappers were arrested and police paraded them last week.

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