test
Saturday, June 22, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    Ogun gov creates new agencies, bans monarchs from mining deals The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing...

    The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing two new agencies. The new agencies are Ogun State Mineral Resources Development...

    Resist FG access to pension fund, ASUU urges Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities in the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Bayelsa State, has urged Nigerians to resist plans of the Federal...

    Apapa faction makes u-turn, backs Abure as LP chair

    A year after the leadership of the opposition Labour Party was separated with the incumbent National Chairman, Julius Abure and the Deputy National Chairman...

    Nigerians to start using three-in-one ID card August, says official

    In two months, Nigerians will begin utilising the services of the proposed three-in-one identity card, the National Identity Management Commission has confirmed. It said the...

    Kaduna Baptist students’ abductors promise to release all abductees, free 15

    SOME parents of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have said the kidnappers called them to pick up their children at different locations with the promise that they (students) have all been released.

    However, only 15 of the students, who were kidnapped in July, regained their freedom on Sunday after 46 days in the captors’ den.

    The students, who were picked up at different locations by their parents after calls were placed to them (parents) by the abductors, were discovered to be weak and could barely walk.

    “They called us individually and told us to come and pick our children. When we got to the location they left our children, we found them very weak, barely able to work,” Samuel, one of the parents, disclosed.

    Another parent, Ruth Makama, disclosed that she was called upon to come for her daughter, but on getting there, she discovered her daughter was not one of those released.

    Twenty-eight students were earlier released after the payment of N50 million, while the latest release was after the payment of an additional N24 million.

    The students, 121 in numbers, according to the President, Kaduna Baptist Conference, who is also the Proprietor of the school, Rev. Ishaya Jangado, were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021, around 2am on the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia highway, Damishi, Chikun LGA of the state.

    With the release of 15 out of the 80 students, 65 of the students are still in the kidnappers’ den

    The students were handed over to the traumatised parents at around 1:30pm.

    The students, who were conveyed in an 18-seater bus into the secretariat, were not looking unkempt, a contrast to condition of the first batch of 28 students earlier freed by the bandits.

    The development, the President of the Baptist Convention, Rev. Israel Akanji, explained was because the released students were allowed to refresh before being reunited with the parents unlike the previous ones who looked unkempt and pale.

    Addressing newsmen shortly after handing over the students to their parents, Akanji said they expected the bandits to release the remaining children, who he said, were 78 with them (bandits).

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    Ogun gov creates new agencies, bans monarchs from mining deals The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing...

    The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has issued three Executive Orders establishing two new agencies. The new agencies are Ogun State Mineral Resources Development...

    Resist FG access to pension fund, ASUU urges Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities in the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Bayelsa State, has urged Nigerians to resist plans of the Federal...

    Apapa faction makes u-turn, backs Abure as LP chair

    A year after the leadership of the opposition Labour Party was separated with the incumbent National Chairman, Julius Abure and the Deputy National Chairman...

    Nigerians to start using three-in-one ID card August, says official

    In two months, Nigerians will begin utilising the services of the proposed three-in-one identity card, the National Identity Management Commission has confirmed. It said the...

    Don't Miss

    Israel-Gaza conflict: Nigeria backs Biden’s ceasefire plan

    Nigeria has urged world leaders to back United States President, Joe Biden’s ceasefire proposal to end the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf...

    Eid-el-Kabir: Sokoto gov approves payment of workers June salary

    The Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu, has approved the payment of June salary to workers in the state beginning from Monday. The gesture is...

    FCT police raid kidnappers camps, arrest two ex-convicts, others

    The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, in a joint operation with other security forces, raided kidnappers’ camps on the borders of Abuja on Friday. The...

    SERAP sues Tinubu, demands details of Obasanjo, Buhari, others’ loans

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has taken legal action against President Bola Tinubu’s administration. The organisation described the move as necessary so as to...

    Senators, Reps should get same minimum wage as labour – Father Mbaka

    Popular Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has urged the Federal Government to address the minimum wage issue cautiously to prevent potential crisis. The cleric’s...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.