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Epe Kidnapping: Lagos School Principal, Teacher, 2 Students Regain Freedom

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A vice principal, a teacher, and 2 students of Lagos State Government Model College who were kidnapped from the school premises at the Igbonla area of Epe have been released after the payment of a ransom.

An 11-man gang reportedly stormed Government Model College at the Igbonla area of Epe and abducted two students, their vice principal and a teacher.

The release came following the expiration of the 24 hours ultimatum given by the kidnappers of two students, the vice principal and a teacher from the secondary school located in Epe, Lagos.

According to a ThisDay report, the victims were released at about 10.30pm in yet to be ascertained circumstances.

Although it was yet to be confirmed, it was gathered that the family of one abducted student who was sick,  had paid N1 million ransom as requested by the kidnappers.

It was also gathered that the other families did not pay a dime. The police has confirmed the release, but are yet to make a formal statement.

Meanwhile, to beef up security at the community level, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 said no fewer than 5,000 men and women would be recruited to Neighbourhood Watch – the state grassroots security outfit.

Ambode, who spoke at the ‘2016 3rd Quarter Town Hall Meeting’ of his administration at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, added that the new recruits would earn at least N25,000 monthly, apart from other allowances.


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