The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the escape of two of the kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of the State.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said this in a press statement that information reached the Command about the escape of the students on Wednesday.
DAILY POST recalls that bandits had invaded the school and abducted an unspecified number of students on June 5.
Jalige explained that on Wednesday at about 3.30 am, the Command was informed by a good Samaritan that two students of the school were sighted and believed to have escaped from their captors.
He said a report was lodged with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Rijana, who got hold of the students, after which investigation confirmed they were victims of the bandits.
”The students said that on Tuesday, July 20 , 2021, at about 6pm, they were tasked by their captors to go and fetch firewood from the nearby forest where they were held hostage.
”They, however, decided to take the opportunity of not being monitored and escape to the Rijana community along Kaduna – Abuja highway.
”The two boys are currently undergoing medical examination at Police Medical facility before re-uniting them with their family, while a tactical approach is being intensified to secure the release of the remaining students,”Jalige said.
In another development, the Command’s spokesperson also disclosed that a mob lynched two unknown armed men on Wednesday in Kakuri area of Kaduna metropolis.
He reiterated the call of the Command on the people of the state to avoid taking the laws into their hands but to report suspicious characters to the appropriate authorities.