By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kaduna Police Command has disclosed that two more students kidnapped from Bethel Baptist High School have been rescued.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated July 22, 2021.
“On the 21st July, 2021 at about 1530hrs the Kaduna Police Command got information from a good Samaritan to the effect that two students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School were sighted and believed to have escaped from their captors hence, his report to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Rijana.
“The DPO immediately swung into action, got hold of the two students to safety,” it informed.
The statement said that during preliminary investigation, the students were identified as; Emmanuel Mangwai ‘M’ 20yrs and Mathias Mangwai ‘M’ 16yrs both students of Bethel Baptist School Maraban Damishi, Chikun LGA Kaduna state who were Kidnapped a fortnight ago.
“The students stated that on Tuesday 20th July, 2021 at about 1800hrs they were tasked by their captors to go and fetch firewood from the nearby forest where they are held hostage.
“They however decided to take the opportunity of not been monitored and escaped to Rijana community along Kaduna – Abuja highway,” it informed.
It said the two boys are currently being medically examined at Police Medical facility for onward reunion with their family while tactical approach is being intensified to secure the freedom of the remaining students.
In a related development, the Police informed that a mob has lynched two unknown armed men same day.
“The Command had on 21st July, 2021 received a report through Divisional Police Officer Kakuri that on the same date at about 1545hrs mobs pursued two yet to be identified gunmen from Barnawa axis to Down – Quarters Kakuri where they were killed.
“On receipt of the information, Operatives were immediately mobilized to the area, sealed off the scene, reached the victim’s corpse and recovered two fabricated revolver pistol and three mobile phones.
“The lifeless bodies were evacuated to the morgue at Gwamna Awan General Hospital for preservation as investigation into the incident has since commenced.Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police is calling on the public to avoid taking laws into their own hands as there are constituted authorities charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order in every community.
“He thus, advised the youths to always see security agencies as vital partners since crime cannot be fought via jungle justice approach,” it said.