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Nigeria's Lagos State secures freedom of 6 school boys kidnapped in May

Nigeria's Lagos State secures freedom of 6 school boys kidnapped in May


Nigeria’s Lagos State said on Friday that they had secured the release of six school boys who were abducted from their school in May this year.

The boys were abducted from their school, Igbonla-Epe Model College, on May 25, 2017 and till today were held by their abductors. It is, however, not known whether ransom was paid to secure their release.

According to an official of the Lagos State government, the release was as a result of the combined efforts of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies.

The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde congratulated the parents of the students and all concerned stakeholders over the development and added that the boys would undergo series of medical tests and trauma therapy before they are reunited with their families.

“This Government has already taken giant steps to secure all our schools especially those in the suburbs and riverine areas and we are confident that the steps taken so far will go a long way in nipping a repeat of such in the bud,” Ayorinde said.

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, weighed in on the situation and called for their rescue, something the Lagos State officials acknowledged.

Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa’s most populous nation has a high rate of abductions. The State government had moved to impose death penalty for persons found guilty of the crime.

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