Police Go After Kidnappers Of Lagos School Students

distressed parents

Following the abduction of six students of Igbonla Model College, near Epe area of Lagos, the State Police Command had commenced investigation into the kidnap incidence  in order to rescue the kidnapped students and nab the kidnappers.

ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, in a statement in Ikeja on Thursday, said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police had already led a team of officers to the school.

The police spokesman giving more insights into how the abduction happened said the kidnap incident  occurred at about 5 a.m on Thursday after the pirates/kidnappers gained entrance into Igbonla Model School, Igbonla, near Epe and abducted six (6) students.

“From the visit, it was found that the criminal elements used the Imeru/Iji waterway to access the swampy forest bordering the school and bore a hole on a part of the school fence to gain entrance.

“The dastardly act of these criminal elements is nothing other than sheer wickedness as there is no justification whatsoever to abduct innocent children.

“We, however, appeal for calmness to enable security agencies focus on rescue operations and apprehension of the suspects.

“The Police and other security agencies will intensify all necessary measures towards ensuring safety and security of the good people of Lagos.

“We will appreciate useful information from members of the public, please,” the statement read.

It will be recalled that on Oct. 6, 2016, the same school was stormed by kidnappers during which the vice principal, a teacher and four students were kidnapped. The victims were later released by their abductors.