Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students

July 31, 2021
12 Views

File photo

Daily Post reports that the abductors of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, have asked for a fresh N50 million ransom for the remaining 83 students in their custody.

About N100 million ransom is alleged to have been demanded by the bandits to be paid by the parents for the release of their children in batches from their captivity.

A source said that the affected parents contributed N100 million for the release of the children, but the bandits ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches.

He added that now they are demanding N50 million to release the remaining 83 students in their custody.

The source explained that the parents are now helpless and devastated by the new development, having sold all they have to be able to raise the N100 million demanded by the bandits.

The proprietor of the school and President, Baptist Conference, Kaduna, Rev. Yahaya Adamu Jangado, denied the statement saying that he was not aware of the new demand. He added that there is no update from the bandits on the issue.

According to him, “Up till now there is no update, we are still waiting for them to release the remaining students.”

Recall that the Nigerian Baptist Convention, through its President, Rev. Israel Akanji, explained that the Church did not pay ransom for the release of the students.

He could not not ascertain whether or not the parents of the students and other stakeholders paid ransom for the release of their children.

He explained, “There are parents, well-wishers and neighbours who are struggling for the children to be released, therefore we cannot really restrict people from their actions in getting the children out, but as a group we do not believe in paying ransom.”

You may be interested

Belgian Jupiler: Onuachu’s Hat-trick Earns Genk Comfortable Home Win
Sports
22 views
Sports
22 views

Belgian Jupiler: Onuachu’s Hat-trick Earns Genk Comfortable Home Win

Webby - September 26, 2021

Paul Onuachu got a hat-trick in Genk’s 3-0 home win against RFC Seraing, in the Belgian Jupiler on Sunday night,…

Nini, Queen, Saga evicted from Big Brother Naija show
News
4 views
News
4 views

Nini, Queen, Saga evicted from Big Brother Naija show

Webby - September 26, 2021

Nini, Queen and Saga, housemates of the ongoing television reality show, Big Brother Naija Season 6, have been evicted from…

Group petitions ICPC, seeks investigation of Andy Uba on advance fee fraud, money laundering
News
22 views
News
22 views

Group petitions ICPC, seeks investigation of Andy Uba on advance fee fraud, money laundering

Webby - September 26, 2021

Spread the love A group, The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.