20 kidnappers killed while rescuing Igbonla students- Lagos CP

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday evening disclosed that twenty of the kidnappers who abducted six students of Lagos model college, Ighonla Epe were killed in the operation that lead to the release of the students.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni stated while briefing newsmen in Lagos on the rescue operation.

Owoseni, however, regretted that one civilian volunteer died during the rescue process while eight policemen and four other civilian volunteers sustained injuries.

According to him, the rescue of the children did not come immediately because security agencies were being careful not to get hurt them.

“We have responsible security agencies that don’t want to sacrifice the lives of those children. Our objective was to do everything possible to get these children alive, unhurt and that’s exactly what has happened,” he said.

He added that the police arrested a suspect who attempted to swindle the parents of the students by demanding ransom for the boys’ release.

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The commissioner praised the south-west governors “for demonstrating a clear commitment to combat crime in the region.”