Igbonla Kidnap: Excitement As Students & Parents Reunite
Parents of the six kidnapped students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were hugely relieved today reuniting with them, after more than two months of anxiety.
The reunion came exactly 65 days after the students were captured from their school by armed abductors, 20 of whom were killed in a gun duel with the police on Friday, in the creeks of Ondo State.
The freed boys are Peter Jonah, Isiaka Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf. Mr Moruf Ramon, whose 19-year-old son, Isiaka, was among the rescued students commended the Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Police for their efforts.
“’I am so happy with what is happening today and I want to appreciate the Lagos State Government and the Commissioner of Police for all they have done to secure the release of our children.
“’I have been the one talking with the kidnappers all the time and the police were always with us to get information that could help to facilitate the rescue operations.
“We pray that this kind of incident will not occur again in Lagos State or even Nigeria as a whole,’’ he said.
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