Five more kids from Bethel Baptist School in Maraban Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have been set free by bandits.
Rev Israel Adelani Akanji, President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, confirmed the news on Friday night.
“All glory to God. This evening, October 8, five of our Bethel Baptist High School students and the Matron were released to us.
“We praise God and have faith that the remaining four students will be liberated as well. Thank you for your prayers and support,” he said flatly.
The abductors freed ten pupils from their den two weeks ago. Rev John Hayab, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, announced the release.
Six pupils are still being taken captive as of the latest update. Negotiations are ongoing, according to a source close to the Christian leadership.
The remaining detainees are set to be released later this month.