Despite collecting ransom, kidnappers refuse to release Engravers students, teachers

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Six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local government area of Kaduna State have remained in captivity despite the payment of N3.6 million ransom to their kidnappers.

TheCable reported that the kidnappers’ refusal to release the abducted students and staff of the Kaduna school have heightened fears of parents of the kids.

EduCeleb.com recalls that the kidnappers stormed the school and abducted the six on 3rd October.

It was further learnt that the kidnappers are yet to contact any of the parents after receiving the ransom.

“Parents of the girls contributed N3.6 million and it was delivered to the kidnappers, but they have not released the girls,” a source said.

“As it is, the parents are helpless and apprehensive. There has been no communication with the bandits after the money was delivered, so everybody is worried.

“We have been praying day and night to God to touch the hearts of the kidnappers and free the children and the staff.

“The parents have been in trauma since the incident happened and they were hoping that the girls would be released after the payment of the ransom.”

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Incidents of school kidnapping are increasing in Kaduna State where at least, three schools have been under attack in the last eight days.

Aside the Engravers school kidnap, incidents were also recorded in Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and the Government Secondary School, Kajuru.

Of all, only that of the government school in Chikun was largely unsuccessful as officers of the Nigerian army rescued the students affected killing four of the kidnappers in the process.

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