Three secondary school students who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, have been found, police told AFP on Sunday.
“From midnight to the early hours today (Sunday) we were able to rescue them,” Lagos State police spokeswoman Dolapo Badmus said.
The three girls were seized from a dormitory last Monday at the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in the eastern suburb of Ikorodu.
From midnight to the early hours today (Sunday) we were able to rescue them
The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, whos promised to ensure the girls were rescued issued q statement after the rescue.
The three girls who were kidnapped on Monday 29th February, 2016 have been safely re-united with their families https://t.co/5V8kaW9jJD— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) March 6, 2016
The abduction sparked a massive search for the teenagers and the prompted the state government to tighten security at schools across the megacity, which is home to some 20 million people.
No further details were immediately available and police have previously refused to comment on local media reports of demands for a 200-million-naira (nearly $1 million) ransom.
Abductions from schools are rare in Lagos, although kidnapping for ransom by armed criminals is common in southern states.