The gunmen who abducted the vice principal and students of Lagos State Model College in Igbo Nla in Epe area of Lagos have demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the victims to regain their freedom. The kidnappers believed to be from the South-South part of the country made contact with families of the victims to make the demand. The families are also under strict instructions not to disclose the ransom demanded.
According to a relative of one of the victims, ” a male voice called and warned that none of the conversation should be divulged to security agents”.
“He threatened that if the instruction was not adhered to, the family would be held responsible for anything that happens to their relative.
“Yes, they demanded a ransom. But I can not tell you in order not to jeopardize the safety of our relative. But they demanded within the range of millions of naira”.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said that efforts were on to rescue the victims as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the decoy marine team are in search of them.Security agencies have intensified search and rescue operations around Ikorodu,Epe and Ijebu-Ode, using air, land and water strategies
It will be recalled that heavily armed men invaded the Lagos college Thursday morning and took away the victims.
Two of the people kidnapped from school were rescued on Thursday by the Police operatives.
Meanwhile, a total nine suspects are in police custody over last week’s kidnap of Mrs Margaret Emefiele, wife of the Central Bank Governor.
The suspects who were arrested with millions of Naira by officers of the intelligence response team in Delta, Benue and Edo, states.The suspects are six fulanis and the other two from Delta and Benue states.