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Kidnappers free 10 Kaduna students after ransom payment

Another four abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained their freedom.

Ten of the remaining 31 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High school, Damishi, Kaduna State have been released from captivity after payment of ransom.

The Kaduna State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday.

Hayab said the students have been reunited with their parents.

He also said that an undisclosed sum of money was paid before their release, while the remaining students still in captivity are now 21.

He said: “The bandits have released 10 more of our students to us this evening, remaining 21.

“They were released this evening and parents were taking their children home.

“What the bandits are doing is to torture us.

“We are celebrating the return of 10 students, but we are having the challenge of those parents who have been waiting and every time their child are not among those released.

“It is very painful, but we thank God that 10 students are back.”

The bandits invaded the school on July 5, abducting 121 students.

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