Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule yesterday
visited the Lagos Model College, Igbonla in Epe where six pupils of
the college were Thursday kidnapped by some unidentified gunmen.
The Deputy Governor who went directly to the school on arrival from an
official assignment in Abuja, assured parents of the kidnapped
children that security efforts have been initiated by the state
government to ensure that the kidnapped children are rescued safely
“We are on top of the situation and the Governor has directed all
security operatives to step up action on rescuing the students,
details of which l cannot disclose in order not to undermine their
operation”, she stated.
Adebule in an emotion-laden voice urged parents of the affected
children to be calm as the government will stop at nothing to ensure
safe return of their children.
While condemning this act of anti-social behavior, Adebule appealed to
the conscience of the kidnappers to release the children and allow
them to reunite with their families.
She commended the management of the school for being proactive in
mobilising security operatives who engaged the gunmen before they
escaped and urged residents of the area and environs to support
government efforts in beefing up security around the school. ELANZANEWS.M