Hey there, middle schoolers! Today, we have some news about the release of 121 students who were kidnapped from Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna, Nigeria. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) recently revealed that a ransom of N250 million was paid to secure their freedom. Let’s dive into the details!
The chairman of CAN in Kaduna, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, shared this information during a visit to Governor Uba Sani. He explained that the kidnappers demanded a huge sum of money, and after negotiations, the ransom of N250 million was paid. This money was sent to the kidnappers on two different occasions to ensure the students’ release.
Rev. Hayab also clarified that Treasure Ayuba, the last student who managed to escape from the kidnappers about a week ago, did not willingly choose to stay with them, as some people had wrongly claimed.
Rev. Hayab talked about the difficulties faced by Treasure’s family, relatives, and well-wishers in securing his release. He also mentioned that during the process of delivering the ransom money, more students were abducted. It was a tough and challenging situation for everyone involved.
Governor Uba Sani assured Treasure Ayuba and his family that the state government would support them. He also shared some measures being taken to improve the safety of students in schools across the state.
The governor mentioned the establishment of security committees in schools, the deployment of the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVIS), and the construction of fences around school premises. These steps aim to create a safer environment for students and enhance their learning experience.
We are relieved and grateful that all the kidnapped students from Bethel Baptist High School have been released. It was a challenging journey, but with the payment of N250 million and the efforts of many people, they are finally free. Let’s hope that such incidents never happen again, and all students can study in a safe and secure environment.