Bandits attack Baptist School, kidnap several students

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Bandits have adduced an unspecified number of students from the Bethel Baptist School, a private college located at Maraban Rido area in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.

Channels TV reported that the armed hoodlums attacked the school situated along Kaduna – Kachia road in the early hours of Monday, July 5.

The publication stated that the bandits shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping and taking the students to an undisclosed location.

A resident, who did not want his name mentioned, told the Leadership newspaper that many students were kidnapped by the hoodlums, but could not confirm the exact number of students.

He stated that two soldiers may have been shot by the gunmen.

The source said

“Two soldiers were allegedly shot but I cannot confirm if they’re alive or not.
“It is difficult to say the number of students that were abducted.”
Kaduna police confirm the abductions

The spokesperson for the Kaduna police command, Muhammed Jalige, confirmed the attack to the Nation newspaper.

Jalige said a joint security team comprising the Police, Army, and others security officials have rescued 17 students.

He said:

“We cannot say this is the number of students kidnapped for now. As soon as that information is available, we will issue a statement.”
Security personnel have reportedly said to have cordoned off the area as parents and relatives of the kidnapped students besieged the school.

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