Police in Kaduna have recorded a huge breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers with the arrest three of those involved in the kidnap of the Bethel Baptist School students in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna
The suspects who were dressed in military camouflage, were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.
The three suspect’s Adamu Bello, Isiaki Lawal and Muazu Abubukar claimed that they were among the twenty five persons involved in planning and carrying out the abduction of the students. They also claimed that money was the motivating factor for their action.
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.”
Recall that in the early hours of Monday, 5th July, 2021, bandits stormed the school in Damishi, Kaduna, and abducted over 100 students.
Some students of the school regained their freedom while others ran away and another set were freed on health grounds.
As of August 7, it was learnt that at least 80 students were left with the abductors, while about N60 million had been spent on paying ransom by parents to secure the release of some of the students.
Twenty days later, bandits released 32 more students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna.