Epe, Lagos: In a turn of events, the police have recovered two of the four students kidnapped by gunmen. The students were kidnapped alongside their Vice Principal in the wee hours of Thursday. This incident happened at Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe area of Lagos State.
In the latest report obtained by Concise News from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the incident.
You will recall that the police on Thursday confirmed the kidnap of the Vice Principal and four students of the said school in Epe area of Lagos State.
The early morning kidnap came barely after a serial kidnapping cases were reported.
“We received an unfortunate information this morning that four students and vice principal of Model College, Epe, were kidnapped at about 8 a.m.
“The kidnappers went away with them in their speed boat. As a result, we sent crack detectives there as soon as we got the information. We recovered two of the students.
“The vice principal and two students are still with the kidnappers. Our men have begun searching for them. We are collaborating with the Navy to search the creeks and the waters,” the Lagos State police commissioner disclosed to NAN.
Police Collaborates With Navy Over Students Kidnapped By Gunmen
Furthermore, the Lagos Police commissioner disclosed that about 1,500 police operatives had been deployed to 164 flash points in Lagos. He said the deployment was to ensure adequate security for the people of the state during the forthcoming yuletide and after.
“These flash points will be policed on a 24-hour basis, starting from now on.
In a related development, Police in Kaduna State have confirmed the release of Mrs Laurentia Malam. The immediate past Minister of Environment and her husband, Pius, were kidnapped on Monday.
The couple was abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening.
The Command’s spokesman, Mr. Aliyu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the two regained their freedom on Wednesday evening.
“We rescued them at Jare through the effort of the security operatives,’’ he said.
The abduction of high profile individuals in the country has been on the increase in recent times.
Early on Wednesday, the police in Oyo State, confirmed the shooting of a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, by persons who allegedly attempted to kidnap him.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the abductors of Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele. She was released after three days in captivity.