Five More Students and Matron of Nigeria’s Bethel Baptist High School Released


Date:  October 11, 2021

Kidnappers in Nigeria released five more students and the head nurse of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna state, on October 8.

The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Israel Akanji, announced the development and stated that four students remained in captivity. “Glory be to God,” he said. “Five of our Bethel Baptist High School students and the [head nurse] … have just been released to us this evening.

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Dr Israel Akanji [Image: Punch]

“We thank God and trust that the remaining four students will also be released. Thank you for your prayers and support.”

Around 120 students were abducted by gunmen who stormed into the Christian boarding school in the early hours of July 5. The majority of students were freed in groups, beginning on July 25 with the release of 28 students. This was followed by further releases in August and September. Some students managed to escape their captors.

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