Number of kidnapped students yet to be ascertained- Police PRO
The police have confirmed the rescue of about 17 students out of those kidnapped from the Bethel Baptist High School located at Damishi town of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State on Monday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalije disclosed that “17 of the students have been rescued.”
Jalije said that the exact number of students abducted by the bandits had yet to be ascertained, adding that details would be made public in due course.
He said “Tactical police teams went after the kidnappers,”“We are still on the rescue mission.” he added
The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend John Hayab, who is also a member of the Baptist Church, said that so far, 26 students had returned and he was hopeful that more would escape from the bandits.
The attackers were said to have scaled a fence to break into the School in Kaduna state in the early hours of Monday.
A teacher at the school, Emmanuel Paul told AFP that “the kidnappers took away 140 students, only 25 students escaped. We still have no idea where the students were taken,”