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CAN confirms release of 10 more Bethel Baptist School students

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, has confirmed the release of another batch of 10 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

With the fresh release of the 10 students, the total number of those released is now 100.

“We are praying that, the bandits will release 21 remaining students soon”, Hayab said

NewsWireNGR recalls that 121 students of the Bethel Baptist High School were in the early hour of July 5 kidnapped when bandits invaded the school.

The Kaduna state Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, also confimed the development.

Also, a few days ago, abducted Reverend Father Luka Yakusak in charge of St. Mathew’s Catholic Church, Anchuna in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, regained his freedom.

His release was disclosed in a statement from the Kafanchan Catholic Diocese by its Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo.

While the statement did not disclose the circumstances surrounding his release, the Diocese offered prayers to God to hasten the release of other victims in kidnappers’ dens.

The statement titled, ‘Fr. Benson Bulus Luka is released,’ read, “With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices in a symphony of praises as we announce the return of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Benson Bulus Luka. Fr. Benson was abducted by armed persons from his residence at St. Matthew’s Parish Anchuna, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State, on Monday 13 September, 2021.

“Barely 24 hours after his kidnap, our beloved brother priest was released by his abductors.

“We want to thank all those that have offered prayers and entreaties for the quick release of our Brother Priest and Others who are still in the dens of their kidnappers. We pray God to hasten the release of those who are still in the hands of their Captors.

“All our Priests are directed to kindly celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving to God tomorrow, Wednesday 15th September 2021, for the quick and safe release of our Brother, Fr. Benson.

“May Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and all those that are still in captivity!”

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