Abductors Of Lagos Principal and Students Demand Ransom
The abductors who snatched a Lagos principal and some students have finally made contact and are demanding ransom for their release.
Recall that two days ago, we reported the story of how the men stormed the Igbo Nla Model College in Epe, Lagos, and kidnapped by a principal and two students.
Now Punch reports that the captives are four pupils, a teacher and the school’s vice-principal, and the families have confirmed that the kidnappers are asking for money, and that the abductors warned them not to share the details with the public.
Speaking with the press, a top police source on Friday, said that the gunmen “were believed to still be within the town and that all possible waterways of escape had been blocked by the navy and the police.”
The names of the kidnapped students are: Isaac Adebisi, Okonkwo Emmanuel, Abu, and Jeremiah. The teacher is the English/Civic Education teacher, Lukman Oyerinde and the Vice-Principal, A.O Oyesola.
Here’s what a relative of one of the pupils told Punch:
“The kidnappers have called us, but they sternly warned against making what they demanded as ransom public. They assured us that our children are fine. They also told us not to involve the police. That is all I can say for now.”
Confirming the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, assured that “the marine police, the Rapid Response Squad, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the Nigerian Navy were all involved in the operation to rescue the victims.”
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