Two of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, have escaped.
The Police Command in Kaduna State on Thursday confirmed the escape.
of two of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer ASP Mohammed Jalige, the information reached the Command about the escape of the students on Wednesday.
The bandits had invaded the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students in the early hour of June 5.
In a press statement, Jgalige said that on Wednesday at about 3.30am, the Command was informed by a good samaritan that two students of the school were sighted and believed to have escaped from their captors.
He said a report was lodged with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Rijana, who got hold of the students, after which investigation confirmed they were victims of the bandits.”
The students said that on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at about 6pm, they were tasked by their captors to go and fetch firewood from the nearby forest where they were held hostage.”
The two boys are currently undergoing medical examination at Police Medical facility before reuniting them with their family, while tactical approach is being intensified to secure the release of the remaining students.” Jalige said.
In another development, the Command’s spokesperson also disclosed that mob lynched two unknown armed men on Wednesday in Kakuri area of Kaduna metropolis.
He reiterated the call of the Command on the people of the state to avoid taking laws into their hands but should instead, report suspicious characters to the appropriate authorities.