Little Abductee Pupil Enjoying Abductors’ Company


The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, has made some shocking revelations concerning the only pupil out of all the abducted Bethel Baptist Students, yet to regain freedom.

You will recall that a total number of 121 students were kidnapped by bandit terrorists in July 5, 2021, within the school, which is along the Kaduna-kachia highway, Damishi, in the Chikun Local Government Area of the State.

Batch by batch, the students were released, bringing them to a total of 120 students who are now free. However, one pupil is left and is reported to have refused freedom from his captors.

The little boy has been reportedly said to be showered with gifts from the bandits and made to feel at home. Apparently the boy has refused to go home. The pupil is also said to be the youngest of all the abducted pupils.

According to Hayab, the CAN leader in Abuja and the Northern States, who spoke to Saturday PUNCH,“Only one pupil of the Bethel Baptist High School is remaining with the terrorists. The reason is that this young boy – because we have to be clear with the story so that we don’t get misquoted – is the smallest among them.

“I think the kidnappers were smart. They worked and changed his mind that he even said he wants to stay with them. They (terrorists) gave him meat, good things. Anytime they go out and come back, they pick him among the rest and give him so many things and then he starts acting funny.

“If they (terrorists) tell him to go home, he would say he was not going and gave some flimsy excuses that his parents used to beat him at home. But we also made findings and we don’t want to expose his parents to any noise but that is what he (the pupil) said. We are confused too.

“But I understand they (terrorists) are playing mind games with him by giving him gifts and convincing him to talk that way. But last week, they (terrorists) asked us to bring some money (ransom) to come and take him. The person who took the money to them was kidnapped. The person is with them as I speak now (on Thursday).


“So, it’s a very complicated situation that we are praying and managing with care. The man who has been helping us to deliver the money (ransom) all this while went to deliver the money to free this boy they were confusing and they kidnapped him. So, the whole thing is taking a different turn and we need to be careful.”

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