Police arrest kidnappers of Epe school children

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May 31,2017

The Police have arrested three of the militants involved in the kidnapping of six pupils from the Igbonla Model College, Epe area of Lagos.

DAILY POST reports that the gunmen had on May 25 abducted about six pupils from the school after gaining entry into the premises around 6am through the creek at the back of the college.

They were said to have broken down the school fence and headed for the boys’ hostel, where they whisked away 10 Senior Secondary School pupils. Four of them escaped.

The kidnappers subsequently demanded N1 billion ransom from their parents.

Two of the parents were asked to pay N400 million each, while another two were told to raise N100m per child.

However, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris deployed Special Intelligence Response Team IRT to ensure the rescue of the school children.

The team, led by ACP Abba Kyari on Tuesday evening arrested three members of the gang squad in Benin, Edo State capital.