3 suspected kidnappers of Bethel students arrested

Three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state have been nabbed by the police.

The suspects, who dressed in military camouflage, were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.

The suspects – Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar – told newsmen that 25 of them abducted the students.

Confessing to the crime, the arrested suspects said they carried out the operation in a desperate bid to get money.

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According to one of them, Abubakar, 27, said; “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”

However, the figure given by the suspect contradicted the number earlier reported.

NewsWireNGR recalls the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, while confirming that 10 of the students were released some days ago had claimed the total number of students released were 100.

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

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