By John Ikani
Fifteen kidnapped students of the Bethel Baptist High School have been released by bandits.
Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed the development in a chat with newsmen on Sunday.
According to Hayab, the students were released on Saturday night by the bandits.
He added that there would be no ceremony about reuniting the children with their parents, as the parents of those released will simply pick their children and take them home.
Recall that on July 5, 2021, bandits had invaded the school located some few kilometers away from Kaduna metropolis and abducted 121 students.
The Kaduna CAN chairman said the remaining students still in captivity are now 65.
Earlier, the bandits who were said to have collected N100 million ransom, said they would release the students in batches when they freed the first batch of 28 on July 25, 2021.
But the bandits made a U-turn and demanded a fresh N80 million ransom on the remaining 80 students.
It was alleged that a huge amount was also paid to the bandits before the 15 students were released.