Townsville Bulletin

Kids freed on ransom


Gunmen who kidnapped more than 100 students from a school in northwest Nigeria more than two months ago released 10 more of the hostages after receiving a ransom payment.

Assailants stormed Bethel Baptist High School on July 5 on the outskirts of Kaduna city, abducting 121 students who were sleeping.

The Bethel abduction was one of a string of kidnapping­s by armed gangs known locally as bandits who terrorise northwest and central Nigeria.

“The kidnappers released 10 more students today after we met their financial demand,” an official said. Another 11 children are still being held.

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