Five more students of Bethel Baptist School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, who where abducted by terrorists have been released.
Rev Israel Akanji, President, Nigerian Baptist Convention, confirmed the release of the students on Friday night.
“Glory be to God. Five of our Bethel Baptist High School students and the Matron (Making 6) have just been released to us this evening, October 8.”
“We thank God and trust that the remaining four students will also be released. Thank you for your prayers and support,” he said in a statement.
Gunmen had invaded the school on July 5, 2021, abducting 121 students from their hostels.
Ever since then, the terrorists have been releasing the victims in batches.
The first batch of 28 were released on July 25, 2021 after their parents reportedly parted with ransom.
On August 22, 15 more of the students were released by their captors.
Another batch was released last month.