Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, vowed to rescue the six kidnapped students of Government Model College, Igbonla, Epe and end activities of abductors in the state.
He made the statement at this year’s Children Day celebration held at Agege Stadium. He described the gunmen as disgruntled elements and clearly stated his administration will not allow the gunmen to disrupt activities in the state.
He said residents need to pray for the safe return of the students and that the celebration would not be complete without rescuing the captives.
We sympathise with the parents of children kidnapped in Igbonla but with the conviction that our military and police force will do their work and rescue our children from this disgruntled elements and bring them back to us safely. We will do all the needful to get them back alive and unhurt”, Ambode said.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said his administration was committed to protecting children from any form of abuse, child labour or molestation by religiously implementing the Child Rights Law and the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.