- Three more Bethel Baptist school students have reportedly escaped from the camp of their armed abductors
- Sources in Kaduna state say the students found their way into the forest and were helped by a herder
- The police have not issued an official statement on the recent development concerning the students
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Kaduna - Daily Trust newspaper is reporting that three students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have escaped from their captors.
An aunt to one of the students, who simply identified herself as Funmi, said the students spent five days roaming inside the forest before they finally met another herder who directed them out of the forest.
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She added that one of the escaped students who could recall his father’s phone number borrowed a cell phone and called his father who went to pick them up.
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“The children were found around Kasuwar Magani on Sunday evening hours after 28 students of the school were released by the bandits. It was the school management that called my in-law to inform us.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that 28 of the kidnapped students were released by their abductors recently after been held in captivity for the past 20 days.
The news of the students' release was disclosed by Joseph Hayab, Kaduna state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN).
The students released looked pale while some even struggled to walk, a situation that triggered tears among their parents.
A video of the released students was also published by Legit.ng earlier in the day.
In the video, the obviously tired and malnourished children were seen disembarking from a bus into the waiting arms of their parents.
Some of the children also burst into tears as they walked towards their parents who were already on standby to receive them.
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Recall that the Kaduna state police command rescued two of the abducted students on Wednesday evening, July 21.
The students were reportedly rescued by police operatives in Rijanna area along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development, adding that the students were taken to a police medical facility for medical examination.
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