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Police Assure 3 Secondary School Girls to be Found Soon after ₦200m Ransom Demand

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Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS)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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6 Comments

  1. o

    March 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Jesus take the wheels. I pray for their safe return. Btw, Nigerian Police, stop telling d public about the plans made.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    March 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Lord knws if i have my way i for locate europe since i swear…. Kidnapping in this country is the other of the day…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

    • kuku

      March 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Chinedu nwannem…Order order order

  3. Moyo

    March 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I pray that the girls will be found safe and sound in Jesus Name. Amen

  4. ElessarisElendil

    March 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    The next time a senator puffs himself up to say “In the year 2025 we will have a population of 250m” they should be slapped.

    Youth unemployment is too high, no safety net, no coherent security strategy, a slumbering executive. I’m tired, nevertheless a precedent must not be set, for all our safety, the kidnappers should not be negotiated with. If the ransom is raised, use it to purchase police equipment for the police.

    Nigeria ought to be the ideal market for private security and gun bearing citizens, lobbyists do your thing.

  5. nnenne

    March 3, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks Gov. Ambode for not waiting for Buhari before something is done.
    Governors have enormous roles to play.
    May the girls be found, soonest.

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