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Friday, July 28, 2017

65 days later: Six abducted students released

The six abducted students of the Igbonla Model College near Epe last May, have been released to the Lagos State government, reports ITRealms

The school children, ITRealms gathered were released after 65 days at about 3.30pm in Aboto Creek at Ilaje LGA Ondo State in a joint effort of the Nigeria Police, the Lagos State Government and Ondo State Government, after over .

ITRealms recalls that a few days ago, the Lagos State Government (LASG) had demanded an unconditional release of the students from their abductors.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, commended the security agencies especially the Police and Department of State Security (DSS).

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the boys were released Friday, July 28 after spending 65 days in the jungle just as the Lagos State Government has expressed excitement over the release of six students abducted May 25, 2017 in their school premises.

Ayorinde congratulated the parents of students and all concerned stakeholders over the development, stressing the students would undergo series of medical tests and trauma therapy before they are reunited with their families.

“This is a welcome development and the State Government has always believed that the students would be released unhurt. The news of their release is therefore a confirmation of that belief and we are glad that they would be reuniting with their families,” he said.

Ayorinde said the State Government remains resolute in its commitment to ensure the safety of lives and property of residents in the State and has already beefed up security in schools to prevent a re-occurrence.

“It is on record that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration has invested massively on equipment and welfare of security personnel so as to ensure that the State remains safe for residents and investors.

“This Government has already taken giant steps to secure all our schools especially those in the suburbs and riverine areas and we are confident that the steps taken so far will go a long way in nipping a repeat of such in the bud,” he said, quoting Gov. Ambode as commending the efforts of security agencies who worked tirelessly to ensure the safe release and return of the students.

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