Three More Students of Kaduna Bethel Baptist School Found in Forest

 

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The students have now been interrogated by the military and will soon be handed over to the school authorities. 

The three students (all male) were found by troops in the  Kankumi forest area in the local government area of Chikun, where they were abandoned by their captors. 

After they were abducted from their school on July 8, they were reportedly abducted again by another group of bandits while they were hiding in the forest. 

While the police and the school authority are yet to confirm their release, the villagers say the three students escaped before being found by the troops in the forest. 

When the students were abandoned in the forest, another set of bandits adopted them and had commenced negotiations with their parents.

The students have now been interrogated by the military and will soon be handed over to the school authorities. 

It has been almost a month since 121 students left the school were kidnapped from their hotels by bandits, after which the bandits demanded a £ 60 million ransom for the release of the students. 

On July 25th, 28 students were found in Tsoho Gaya Forest in Chikun Township of the state. 

Today they make headlines almost every day in Africa's most populous country, but according to UNICEF, mass kidnappings from schools have soared this year and nearly 1,000 students have been kidnapped. 

Most are released after negotiations, but many are still hiding in the forest, like the Bethel students.


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