CRIME

Abductors of Bethel High School students reject food items for being too small

The kidnappers of the Bethel Baptist High School students have reportedly made contact with the staff and parents of their victims.

The hoodlums contacted the school to demand for food items and other items in order to feed the students in their custody.

According to the Vice Principal of the Christian school located in Damishi, Kaduna State, Wakili Madugu, he got a call in the morning after the incident, from the abductors who demanded for food items.

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

He said, “They said we should bring 10 bags of imported rice, 20 bags of local rice, 20 bags of beans and then 10 cartons of Maggi (seasoning) and then 10 kegs of oil as well as two bags of salt. These were the items they demanded.”

However, Madugu said the school could not provide all the items they asked for due to strained resources and as a result, the abductors rejected the little they could muster.

Madugu stated, “The school had no more food because we were preparing to close the school in less than four days. So, the food items were not up to what they (abductors) were demanding. So, we sought assistance from some of the parents and we did our best.

“As of today, we have nine bags of rice, one sack of beans, two cartons of Maggi (seasoning), two kegs of palm oil and a bag of salt. They told me to bring the items yesterday (Wednesday) and so I called them around 7pm and they asked me how far.

“I told them this is what we have on hand and they started insulting me, threatening me and they switched off the phone. That means what I have is not enough.”

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