Baptist School Students’ Abductors In Kaduna Demand For Food
Bandits, who abducted 121 students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Rido, Kaduna State, have reiterated their demand for rice and other foodstuffs to feed the abductees.
A top official of the school, who is involved in the negotiation with the bandits, confided in a journalist that the hoodlums called again on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, and stated that they had run out of food.
The bandits had contacted the school management and confirmed that they were holding 121 students of the school.
According to the official, the bandits said the students would be starved as they had no food to feed the 121 abductees in their custody.
Recall that bandits in the early hours of Monday, July 5, invaded the Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Rido along Kaduna-Kachia road and abducted 121 students.
Following the abduction, the Proprietor of the school and President of the Kaduna State Baptist Conference, Rev. Ishaya Jangado, told journalists that the bandits had contacted the school management and confirmed that they were holding 121 students.
On Wednesday, the top official of the school, who spoke on the matter, said during the latest call, they did not make any monetary demand.
According to him, they, however, said the food they demanded must be supplied by the school management if they (the management) didn’t want the students to be starved.
“They have yet to ask for any ransom, but they reiterated their demand for rice, beans, oil, and other foodstuffs. They insisted that the foodstuffs must be supplied before any negotiation would start. They also said they had run out of food to feed the 121 students and that the abductees would not be fed if the items were not provided,” the source was quoted as saying.