Police arrest three kidnappers of Bethel Baptist School students in Kaduna
The Kaduna state police command has paraded three of the kidnappers who reportedly abducted over 100 students of Bethel Baptist school, Damishi, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
The suspects were identified as: Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.
The trio were paraded on Thursday by the the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to the kidnappers (dressed in camouflage) who spoke to journalists, they were among the 25 assailants who invaded the school and abducted the children.
One of the suspects, Abubakar, 27 years old, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”
Chronicle NG recalls that Bethel Baptist Secondary school was stormed by the bandits on July 5, 2021, during which 131 children were abducted.
So far, 100 of the victims have been rescued while 31 are still in captivity.
Due to the outrageous demand of the bandits, some parents have lost hope on the retrieval of their children as they have already sold all they have to secure their freedom.