Following the abduction of students from Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Maraban Rido in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday School, it has been reported that the bandits have reached out to the management of the institution and demanded foodstuffs to feed the students.
According to reports, the hoodlums asked for food items such as rice, beans, seasoning and oil to feed the students, adding that they had 121 students of the school were in their custody.
According to one of the school officials, , “When the phone rang, the bandits first spoke to the member of the management. They said a senior student was directed to count the students in their custody and the boy confirmed that 121 students were being held. They also asked for food such as rice and beans as well oil to feed the students.”
He added that, “Later, the senior student, who counted the abductees, said there were 121 of them with the bandits.”
Meanwhile, Ishaya Jangado the proprietor of the school has also confirmed to newsmen that no fewer than 121 students were in the custody of the kidnappers.
Jangado stated that, “For now, we know that we have 154 students in the school hostel and yesterday (Monday) after the exchange of fire between the soldiers and the bandits, we came to the school and recovered 28 students; some of them were hit in many places. In the course of being taken away, some of them escaped and they came back to the school.”
He added that, “So, the total number of students we recovered yesterday (Monday) was 28 and today (Tuesday), by the grace of God, we got a call from the bandits and they assured us that our children are well and doing okay.”