Fifteen of the remaining 80 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released from captivity.
Chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, confirmed the release in a telephone chat on Sunday.
Hayab said, “15 of the students were released on Saturday night, remaining 65 of them with the bandits.”
He added that there would be no ceremony about reuniting the children with their parents as the parents of those released will pick their children and go.
The bandits had said that the students would be released in batches when they freed the first batch of 28 on July 25, 2021, after they were said to have collected a ransom of N100m.
After the release of the 28 students in July, the bandits were said to have demanded for another N80m for the release of the remaining 80 students.
It was learnt that an undisclosed amount of money was paid before the 15 students were freed.
On July 5, bandits invaded the school located some few kilometers away from Kaduna metropolis and abducted 121 students.