Connect with us

Metro

Kidnappers of students, staff of Turkish Int’l Sch demand N1.2 billion as ransom

Published

on

Kidnappers of students, staff of Turkish Int'l Sch demand N1.2 billion as ransom

A group of unidentified kidnappers who stormed the Turkish International School, located in Isheri, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states, abducting two staff members and three students of the school are demanding the humongous sum of N1.2 billion as ransom.

Reports say the kidnappers called a family member of one of the victims on Sunday to make the demand.

Read also: As CAN, Imams quarrel over S’Kaduna killings, Abdulsalami, Sultan, others move in

According to the school authorities, the gunmen who gained entrance through the back fence of the school premises and escaped through the swamp, made away in a white Toyota Hilux vehicle.

Five staff members and three students of the school were kidnapped by the gunmen on Friday night as men of the Nigerian police are now on the trail of the kidnappers.

The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command has deployed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad as well as other police operatives to fish out the kidnappers even as a memo has been issued directing that the abducted persons must be rescued “unhurt”.


RipplesNigeria ….without borders, without fears

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

0 Comments

  1. Emmanuel Alayegbami

    January 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    They have to pass the law of eliminating kidnappers across the country. Kidnappers should not be allowed to live when caught.

    • yanju omotodun

      January 16, 2017 at 7:27 am

      That’s it. The national Assembly should enact a law to kill kidnappers immediately they are caught. This will serve as deterrent to people who inspire and aspire to venture into kidnapping business.

  2. JOHNSON PETER

    January 16, 2017 at 7:09 am

    It is high time these big schools started engaging the service of soldiers to be on guard all through school hours. Chibok girls ought to be a lesson to schools.

    • seyi jelili

      January 16, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Exactly. But you see politicians having soldiers and police guiding them all about because they fear being kidnapped.

      How I wish the kidnappers are kidnapping the children of politicians

  3. Johnson Amadi

    January 16, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I won’t be surprised if the kidnapping was an inside operation.

  4. Margret Dickson

    January 16, 2017 at 9:14 am

    These people are funny, with the economic state of Nigeria, they are requesting for N1.2bn, not even N500k so they can get their money fast. No one will pay them such amount of money

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

19 + eight =

Investigations