How We Kidnapped Over 100 Bethel Baptist Students, Shared Money – Suspected Kidnappers Confess
The Nigerian police have arrested three kidnap kingpins involved in the abduction of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna. The suspects, who dressed in military camouflage, were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja on Thursday. The 3 suspects nabbed are Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar. They narrated how they kidnapped the students, stating that they were 25 in total. They said they carried out the operation in order to get money for upkeep because they were broke. One of the suspects, Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.” On July 5, bandits invaded Bethel Baptist School, Damishi, Kaduna whisking away 121 students. They were eventually rescued after ransom were paid. As of now, 25 students still remain in captivity. ©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Olumide Oyekunle is an author listed on Amazon, resource person for students and corporate organization. He is also a freelance journalist currently residents in Nigeria.
A graduate of Sociology from the University of Ilorin