Thursday , February 22 2024

Terrible! Again Kidnappers write to another Lagos school Over Plans to abduct pupils

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Notorious kidnappers have reportedly written another secondary school in Lagos, Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, threatening to abduct some pupils and staff members of the school.

This was the same pattern used in Kidnapping six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who have spent 28 days in captivity.

Now it is Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry.

Punch Metro reports that the kidnappers sent two letters of the same content to the junior and senior sections of the college respectively. The letters were sent to Kankon on Wednesday and posted on the corridors leading to the offices of the two principals.

In the letters sighted by Punch Metro, the kidnappers claimed responsibility for the abduction of six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who had spent 28 days in captivity.

A copy of the letters read, “Kidnappers are visiting the school the same way we did at Igbonla, Epe. We are going to capture three pupils from senior school and three from junior school. We are kidnapping both principals.

“We are coming in two days’ time. No security put in place will stop us from gaining entry and fulfilling our mission as stated in this letter. Be expecting us!”

Our correspondent learnt that the letters were sent to the college about two weeks ago, while the security agencies and the state government were alerted.

Policemen and soldiers were said to have been deployed in the school.

However, when the ultimatum given by the suspects elapsed, the security presence around the school reportedly reduced, which caused panic.

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Some parents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they had initially wanted to keep the threat secret, but decided otherwise due to the reduction in the number of operatives manning the school.

One of the parents said he had visited his ailing son, who is in Junior Secondary School, on Saturday, June 10, when he saw one of the letters.

“As I was passing by the principal’s office, I saw a notice and stopped to read it. I was shocked when I read the content. The principal was not around at that time, but I alerted some staff members present.

“I informed the Parents Forum Association chairman, who contacted the school authorities. The government and security agencies had also been informed.

“A large number of policemen and soldiers were initially deployed in the school. There were also security vans patrolling the school surroundings.

“But when I went back four days after, the number of security men had reduced considerably. I saw only two policemen at the school gate.”


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  1. Government really need to act fast in that situation,because that is the life of young kids we are talking about here. Imagine kidnappers having full assurance that nothing will stop them,that’s terrible.

  2. chisom Janefrances

    I agree with u @Linda okeke.I also think since the kidnappers said that nothing can stop them,I think one of them maybe a staff because i can’t see how security will surround the whole school premises stil the kidnappers wil have access kidnap the children or maybe psychologically they are using spiritual magic
    that’s what am thinking which give them freedom to say no amount of security will stop them.

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