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Igbonla Six: After 59 days, FG finally speaks on kidnapped students



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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that the six students kidnapped 59 days ago from the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, will soon be freed.

The students who were kidnapped on May 25, had remained in the captivity despite promises that they would be rescued soon.

In a series of tweets by the Acting President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, he quoted Osinbajo’s comments to newsmen in an interview in Lagos that the students will regain freedom.

“Our hearts are with the parents. I know how difficult it is for them at this time. The governor has done a lot of work and has been speaking with me.

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“All security apparatus of government are focused to ensure those children are brought back safe. It has to be done with due care.

“I have also been speaking with some neighbouring state governors who have also been helpful. So we look forward to the children’s safe return,” Osinbajo said.

Many observers have wondered why the federal government has not been vocal and visibly active in the effort to rescue the boys.

These comments by the Acting President will be viewed by many as not only inexplicably late, but also a mere non-reassuring rehash of repeated but so-far unfulfilled promises by Lagos State officials and security agencies.


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  1. seyi jelili

    July 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    As Pastor has said that the boys will be released soon, so be it. I trust him because it’s a prophecy backed with prayer . My pastor once served Lagos and he is still with Lagos


      July 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Mumu, so it’s Osinbajo that is going back to Abuja that will remember igbonla abductees when there are many other crisis to face with such as :granting Biafra, ending Boko Haram insurgency, getting the release of Boko Haram chibok girls, restructuring among others. Deceive yourself

  2. Abeni Adebisi

    July 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Osinbajo is a mad man! What has he been looking for over 50 days? If any of the kids are his relations, would he have kept quiet for this long? This is unacceptable! These are six students kidnapped, not one or two. Our government should be more caring than this.

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      July 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

      You lack discipline! Calling your Acting President mad is a strong proof that your parents didn’t train you and you failed to train yourself. This kidnap is the direct headache of the state government that is still working hard to secure the release of the kids. The federal government can decide to intervene whenever if it didn’t get official report from the state government

  3. Anita Kingsley

    July 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Kidnapping will not end in Nigeria until Biafrans gain their freedom. This is when the country as a whole can be reorganised and states will have more powers, however they still can’t be as strong as Biafra.

  4. yanju omotodun

    July 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    All I pray is for the safe return of the boys and for GOD to put an end to kidnapping in Nigeria.

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