Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary school in Kaduna State have been found after being abandoned by their captors.
The three students, who are all male were found by troops at the Kankumi forest general area in Chikun local government- the event which the police or school management are yet to confirm.
According to the locals, the three students had escaped from the bandits after being kidnapped from their school on July 8.
According to reports, they were re-kidnapped by another group of bandits while wandering inside the forest. The second set of bandits were said to have renegotiated and collected a ransom from the parents of the three students, after which they dumped them inside the forest before they were found by troops.
After being debriefed by the military, the students will be handed over to the school authorities soon.
Bandits had stormed the school about a month ago and abducted 121 students from their hotels. They later demanded a ransom of ₦60 million for the release of the students.
What remains unclear is whether agreements have been reached.
It could be recalled that 28 students were on July 25, 28 found inside the Tsoho Gaya Forest in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Armed kidnappings for ransom along highways, and from homes and businesses have now become the order of the day in volatile Kaduna. These events now make almost daily newspaper headlines in Africa’s most populous country.
So far, about 1000 students have been involved in mass school abductions this year. Most are released after negotiations but many are still being held in forest hideouts like the Bethel pupils.
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