Three female students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS) in Ikorodu were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday 29th February, 2016. Timilehin O., Tofunmi P., and Deborah A., all SS2 students, were abducted by gunmen from their classroom at about 9:30pm on Monday during prep.
The kidnappers, twice contacted the distraught father of one of the girls, Timilehin O on Tuesday, demanding N200 million for the three girls.
They were said to have gotten the telephone number of Venerable Victor Ayo O. from his daughter. He is the executive secretary of Lagos Anglican School Management Board.
Meanwhile, increased presence of security personnel was noticeable in Agunfoye-Lugbusi Village near Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday, NAN reports.
A correspondent who visited the school on Wednesday reports that plain-clothed security men have flooded the area while a contingent of the navy has also infiltrated the surrounding creeks in the manhunt for the abductors.
As a result of the abduction, security operatives flooded the Agunfoye-Lugbusi Village near Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday.
The reason for heightened security in the area is to intensify the search for abductors of three female students.
A NAN correspondent who visited the school on Wednesday reports that plain-clothed security men have bombarded the area while a contingent of the navy have also infiltrated the surrounding creeks in the manhunt for the abductors.
On The Level of Progress of Security Operatives
“The area is on 24-hour surveillance and we won’t rest until the students are returned to their parents. “We have also made contacts with other security agencies,” Bala Hassan, an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The AIG, who is in charge of Lagos and Ogun states, said that security agents in the neighbouring states had also been contacted to secure all routes. He assured that the police was closing in on the criminals.
“The deployments already made will not be changed and Ogun Police Command has also been alerted to properly secure all entries and exits.
“We are assuring the parents and school authorities that the girls will soon be back, that is all I can say for now,” he said.
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