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Lagos school's invasion, kidnap was led by a woman says witness

07 October 2016, 19:24

Lagos - An account by an eyewitness has revealed that a woman led the kidnappers that abducted six persons from the Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe on Thursday, Punch reports.

The school’s Vice-Principal, A.O. Oyesola; the English Language/Civil Education teacher, Lukman Oyerinde; and four Junior Secondary School 1 pupils were abducted.

The gunmen, who invaded the school as pupils were rounding off their assembly, were six in number.

Five of the abductors, including the woman, had guns, while the last gang member held a cutlass.

A JSS 1 pupil, who identified himself only as Saheed, said the abductors came through the waterways and entered the school through a gate behind the boys’ hostel, close to the assembly hall.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has however assured the victims will be rescued as police were working with other security agencies.

News24 previously 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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