Bandits who attacked and kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist Church High School Kaduna have called the school management.
It was gathered that the kidnappers also disclosed that they have 121 students in their custody.
They however assured the school that the abducted students are in good health and not to worry.
Recall that bandits on Monday morning invaded Bethel Secondary School in Maramara Chickun LGA of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students.
The affected secondary school is a boarding school located on the outskirts of Kaduna.
Two soldiers were also said to have been killed as they engaged the bandits in a shootout.
The security guard in the school, Daniel Muhuta, while speaking on the development said, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00 am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.”
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, the Proprietor of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna Rev. Yahaya Adamu Jangado, revealed that the bandits have contacted the school.
He stated that they also spoke with the students in captivity who themselves confirmed that number given by the bandits.
Reverend Jagado also said that the school has a population of 154 students in the hostel and that 28 were recovered during the operation.
“Today (Tuesday) by the grace of God we had a call from the bandits and they assured us that our children are well and doing okay.
“In fact, we had the privilege of speaking with few of them. They counted themselves in the jungle and they gave us information that they are 121 and when we put the number together with what we have recovered, we discovered that the number is exactly the same with the number of students we have in the hostel,” he said.
He said they have informed the Government about the matter and had meeting with them also and they promised that they would do everything possible to go for rescue mission and make sure the students are back.