Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State chapter, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, has said that they’ve to pay two hundred and fifty million naira (N250 million) ransom to bandits before they released one hundred and twenty-one students of Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna who were kidnapped in July 2021.
Rev Joseph Hayab who led the parents and family of Treasure Ayuba, the last Bethel student who escaped from captivity about a week ago, on a courtesy visit to Governor Uba Sani , said there is need to clear the air on the erroneous information being circulated that it was the student that opted to remain with the bandits.
According to Hayab, a total sum of two hundred and fifty million naira (N250 million) was paid as ransom to rescue the one hundred and twenty-one students.
“A total sum of N250 million was paid as ransom to rescue the 121 students. Today, we gather here with a mix of feelings – relief, joy, and gratitude. We are here to welcome back Treasure Ayuba, the last of the kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, matched out while in their sleep in the school hostel and kidnapped on the night of 5th July 2021 by bandits.”
Vanguard reported that Hayab said the bandits took several measures for Treasure not to be released including twice snatching those that took ransom money to them.