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Nigerian police on the hunt for Lagos kidnappers

Nigerian police on the hunt for Lagos kidnappers

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Police in Nigeria are after armed men who kidnapped three students in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.

AFP reported that the girls were abducted from -Babington Macaulay Ikorodu, a private co-educational secondary school, on Monday evening.

“An operation to rescue these three students is underway. We have launched a manhunt and we are making progress,” a statement from the Lagos police department said.

An operation to rescue these three students is underway. We have launched a manhunt and we are making progress

BBC reported that the school, linked to the Anglican Church, is one of the best and most expensive in Lagos state and is mostly attended by children of politicians and wealthy individuals.

It will be two years in April since more than 200 girls were kidnapped from a boarding school in the north-eastern town of Chibok by Boko Haram militant fighters.

The insurgency in Nigeria has resulted in endless attacks and suicide bombings since 2009.

No group has put claim to the kidnapping even though such are common in Lagos where mostly, victims are returned to their families after a ransom has been paid.

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