JUST IN: Police arrest 3 kidnap suspects of Bethel school students

The suspects

The police have arrested three kidnap suspects involved in the kidnap of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna, Force Public Relations Officers, Solacebase report.

The Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, announced this on Thursday.

Mba hinted this while parading the suspects, who dressed in military camouflage, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bandits in the early hours of July 5, invaded the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students.

The suspects – Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar – told newsmen that 25 of them abducted the students.

They said they carried out the operation in desperate bid to get money.

Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”

Details later…

Recalls that about a month ago, about 15 of the kidnapped Bethel school students were released and scores more were still at the mercy of the kidnappers.

Fifteen more abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, Kaduna State,  regained their freedom, after 48 days in captivity.

Rev. John Hayab, the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna.


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