The Nation (Nigeria)

Abductors demand N60m to free Baptist students

- From Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

BANDITS who abducted the 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have demanded N60 million to free the remaining 120 students.

The bandits are asking that the ransom be paid before the end of yesterday.

The abductors earlier released one of the students on health grounds. One of the parents said they and the Church were working round the clock to raise the ransom.

They also expressed hope that if the ransom demand was met, the students would be released today as promised by the bandits.

The parents said the bandits initially asked for hundreds of millions, but after several days of negotiatio­ns, they reduced the ransom to N500,000 per student, making a total of N60 million.

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