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Kidnappers of Lagos students, teachers demand ransom

10 October 2016, 20:31

Lagos - There were indications that the abductors of four students, a teacher and Junior School Principal of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe might have contacted the victims’ families, Nation reports.

Unconfirmed reports stated that the gunmen, who stormed the school premises at about 8am on Thursday, contacted the parents of the children through a private line and demanded an undisclosed amount as ransom.

The kidnappers contacted three families at 2:00a.m, 2:50a.m and 4:00a.m, a development that led the parents and school management to convene an emergency meeting, which lasted till about 5:30pm.

The kidnappers, it was learned, warned the parents not to disclose the ransom demanded to security agencies, as failure to adhere would jeopardise the safety of their loved ones.

News24 reported that suspected militants on Thursday morning invaded Igbo Nla Model College in Epe, Lagos and whisked away the principal.

The militants were said to have invaded the school when the students resumed for studies after Wednesday's public holiday.

- News 24


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