Kidnappers of students of Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna have demanded for a ransom of N80 million to release the remaining 80 students that were abducted.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that a teacher at the school identified as Emmanuel Paul reported that gunmen on Monday, 5th July 2021 attacked the Baptist school located at Damishi town of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State, taking away unconfirmed number of students.
Following this, it was reported that bandits freed 28 students last month after the first batch of 28 students was released two days after the raid, while some of the students escaped.
However, the pastor involved in the negotiations for the release of the 80 remaining students, said that the bandits have demanded for a ransom of N1 million for the release of each student.
“Bandits are asking for one million naira on each of the 80 students remaining with them,” Reverend Ite Joseph Hayab told Reuters.
However, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has insisted that the government will not pay ransom to empower criminals to get more sophisticated weapons.
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