UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has spoken out against the kidnapping of some students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Guterres’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, made the submission when he addressed correspondents on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York.
Dujarric said, “I can tell you that the Secretary-General strongly condemns the abduction of students from the Bethel Baptist School as well as hospital employees in two separate incidents in Kaduna State on July 5.
“The Secretary-General is disturbed by the frequency of “kidnapping for ransom” of predominantly children from schools by extremist groups and criminal networks.”
Meanwhile, the bandits who were involved in the kidnapping of the students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, on Monday, July 5, 2021, have doused fears of the students being mistreated in their camp.
The President, Kaduna Baptist Conference and proprietor of Bethel Baptist High school, Kaduna, Rev. Yahaya Adamu Jangado, issued a statement where he disclosed that he had spoken with the bandits and the students are doing well.
According to Rev. Yahaya Adamu Jangado, the bandits called to inform the school management that the students are all doing well and fine and he was able to speak with some of the students.
The statement read: “Today, 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 a few of them.”
“They (students) 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.”
Source: Newzandar News