Six students abducted by militants from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Eredo Local Council Development Area of Epe, last Thursday, have been released.
Their release was announced late evening today, Tuesday by security agents without much detail.
A member of the House of Representatives, Wale Raji, had moved a motion last week, under matters of urgent national importance, announcing the kidnap of the students and their teachers by unknown gunmen and called on the security agencies to intensify rescue efforts for the students and their teachers.
The House heard from Raji how some suspected kidnappers attacked Government Model College, Igbonla, Epe, on Thursday morning just as students were observing early morning prayers in the assembly.
Raji said he was told about the development shortly after the House resumed plenary today and he was compelled to bring it to the attention of the House and, by extension, the country.
“I am just learning that a group of kidnappers struck today in my constituency where they kidnapped students and principals,” Mr. Raji said.
The police spokesperson in Lagos State, Bisi Kolawole, later said that two of the students have been rescued, leaving two more students, a teacher and the school principal.
“We are still on their trail to rescue the others who include the principal, a teacher and two students,” Ms. Kolawole, an assistant commissioner of police, said. [myad]