One of the Abducted Lagos Students Sick In Kidnappers’ Den

One of the 4 pupils of the Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla Epe, who were abducted by gunmen last Thursday, has fallen sick.

A source close to the family of the affected schoolboy said that the kidnappers, however, assured the parents that they had administered treatment to him.

Negotiations on how much ransom they families would pay for their release were in progress as the victims’ families are running around to raise the Millions demanded by the gang.

It was reported that the attackers, comprising five men and a woman, at about 8am last Thursday, stormed the school and abducted four pupils, a teacher and a vice-principal.

According to The Punch, the victims, who were reportedly rounding off prayers at the assembly hall, were taken away by the abductors, who shot sporadically into the air.

The pupils - Isaac Adebisi, Okonkwo Emmanuel, Abu and Jeremiah; the English teacher, Lukman Oyerinde, and the Vice-Principal, A.O. Oyesola, were taken away in a speedboat.

It was reported that the kidnappers, who called a parent of one of the schoolboys, demanded N30m for the victims, requesting N5m for each of the six.

Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said “All escape routes of the abductors have been blocked. Rescue mission is still ongoing.”