121 students of Bethel Baptist High School still with kidnappers since Monday
President of the Southern Kaduna Baptist Conference (SKBC) the Reverend Donald Arak queried President Buhari and his security agencies on Saturday why they have failed to track abductors of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School.
With the abductors freely making phone calls to the school since they kidnapped the students, Arak wondered why it was taking so long to track them.
“Why haven’t these people been tracked? What is the reason for the NIN-SIM card registration?” Arak wondered.
In a statement on Saturday, Arak told the federal and Kaduna State governments to get the abducted students “released without any further delay and in perfect condition of health.”
He said the two tiers of government should do more to fulfill their primary responsibility of securing lives and property.
“Imagine the bandits requesting for the specific number of food items and even bargaining. This is a systematically organized crime,” he added.
He was referring to the demand for 30 bags of rice, 20 bags of beans, and 10 kegs of palm oil by the bandits to feed their captives.
“How on earth will you forcefully take away such a number of minors without considering the psychological injury you will be inflicting on them? he asked.
“This goes to show how ungodly and heartless the kidnappers are.”
He said the Baptist Church has been in the vanguard of providing quality education in the country and will not relent in doing so in spite of the antics of criminal gangs.
Arak noted that the church would continue to pray for God to expose the sponsors and perpetrators of the heinous crime.
He prayed to God to grant the parents and the school management the enablement to remain strong and not despair during their trying period.
“As for the parents and leadership of Kaduna Baptist Conference, let’s continue to pray for an end to all evil and their sponsors in Kaduna State and in the country at large.
“Righteousness must overcome wickedness in Jesus name,’’ he added.