Police in Kaduna State have recorded a huge breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers with the arrest of three persons involved in the kidnap of the Bethel Baptist School students in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects who were dressed in military camouflage, were paraded on Thursday at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja.
The police public relations Officer, Frank Mba identified the three suspect’s by the name; Adamu Bello, Isiaki Lawal and Muazu Abubukar.
In the course of interrogation,
the 3 persons arrested claimed that they were among the twenty-five persons involved in planning and carrying out the abduction of the students.
They also claimed that money was the motivating factor for their action.
It will be recalled that in the early hours of Monday, 5th July, 2021, bandits stormed the school in Damishi, Kaduna, and abducted over 100 students.
Some of the students escaped during the raid, while others that were captured regained freedom through the payment of ransom. Others on health ground.
As of August 7, it was learnt that at least eighty students were left with the abductors, while about sixty million had been spent on paying ransom by parents to secure the release of the students.
Twenty days later, the bandits released thirty-two more students.
Meanwhile, the police force is urging parents of the yet to be released students, and citizens to keep faith, as intense effort to secure the release of the remaining student continue.