Oyogist.com has learned that 10 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state, have been freed by their abductors.
This brings 21 students still held captive and bringing the number of those released to 100.
The bandits had in the early hour of July 5 invaded the school and kidnapped 121 students.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, John Hayab, confirmed the release of the students to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Kaduna, adding that the students were freed on Saturday evening.
“We are praying that the bandits will release the 21 remaining students soon,” he said.The criminals had since then been releasing the students in batches.
There are speculations that the release of each batch is usually preceded by payment of ransom.But the school and the state government are yet to confirm that any ransom was paid to the bandits.
The Kaduna government has a policy of not paying ransom to criminals.