Senator Uba Sani, the Kaduna State Governor, has expressed excitement on the release of the last kidnapped pupil of Bethel Baptist High School, Treasure Ayubac, who has been in captivity since 2021.
Gunmen had in the early hours of Monday, July 5, 2021, stormed the school owned by a church in Damishi, Kaduna and abducted 121 students of the school.
A statement on Saturday, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Shehu, noted that the governor was excited about the development.
While thanking God for His divine intervention, Sani expressed gratitude to those “that have been unrelenting in efforts and prayers to ensure the safe return of Ayuba.”
Sani also assured all that the state government would continue to give security agencies all the support required to ensure that schools in the state were safe and secure.
He said, “The released pupil was among the 121 children who were kidnapped by bandits in July 2021 from their school premises in Maraban Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“Treasure Ayuba has since been reunited with his loved ones.”
The PUNCH reports that the Nigeria Baptist Convention had on Thursday night confirmed the release of Treasure Ayuba, who was abducted on July 5, 2021.
The Nigeria Baptist Convention President, Rev Dr Israel Akanji, had on Thursday, said: “Glory be to God! Glory be to God!! Glory be to God!!! Treasure Ayuba, the last boy who was still with the bandits who kidnapped the 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, on July 5, 2021, has just returned home today, November 2, 2023.”