Kidnappers storm Lagos school, abduct students, officials


The House of Representatives on Thursday called on the security agencies in the country to intensify rescue efforts for high school students and teachers kidnapped in Lagos State on Thursday morning.

The call came just as police confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that two of the students have regained freedom while search continues for the others, including the school principal.

The House’s resolution followed a motion by Wale Raji, a lawmaker from the state, under matters of urgent national importance.

The House heard from Mr. 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.

Mr. 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, told PREMIUM TIMES two of the students have been rescued, leaving two more students, a teacher and the school principal.

“We’re 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.

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  • Maria

    Kick iboes out of Yorubaland…and let us have peace.

    • Dazmillion

      What if the kidnappers turn out to be Yoruba?

    • Fadama

      Bigot and evil doer.

    • vagabonds in power

      Are u not an Ibo man—-stop trolling————–us my friend

    • Otile

      Frustration is bad indeed. Whenever this pretender goes to the latrine and steps out he/she stinks poop and starts talking nonsense.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      And then you still will not have peace.

  • Profy

    As long as u leave this Iboes in lagos, we will not find peace. It is high time this criminals are send away 4rm Lagos

    • Yoruba Saro

      Which part of LAGOS is owned by the Yorubas———-and—————–where did they migrate from———————-Togo——-Freetown——–Osun——————–Ekiti——–Ife–Tell us a bit about the History of LAGOS—————–THE ONLY STATE WITH A NAME HANDED OVER TO THE YORUBAS BY THE PORTUGUESE—what is the Yoruba name of Lagos—–Tinubu Square abi?———-Is–Eko a Yoruba word if yes then what is the meaning of Eko——–?————thieves–Why did Awo refuse to have Lagos state created by Gowon?——-Lagos is no mans land——————–It is a Federal Territory———————–not a Yoruba piece of amala———

      • Keep deceiving yourselves!

  • vagabonds in power

    The President, Muhammadu Buhari’s in-laws have been implicated in the N5 billion Internally Displaced People, IDP fund diversion scandal.

    According to Herald, one of the companies indicted in the diversion scandal belongs to Alhaji Bachir Sanusi Dantata and his son Bashir Dantata who is an in-law to Mahmann Daura, Buhari’s powerful nephew.

    The source further revealed that the company’s name was mentioned October 4th in the Nigerian Senate as one of the organisations implicated in the diversion scandal.

    The revelation comes as the Nigerian Senate opens an investigation into the scandal of malnourished children in IDP camps and the diversion of funds by highly connected businessmen.

    On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Senator Bashir Babakaka Gabai filed a motion before the Senate noting that despite the huge cash release by the Federal Government and other agencies towards IDP camps, the situation in the camps have worsened still.

    He said: “Rather than use the money appropriated for the IDP camps and the Northeast to ameliorate the problems, the focus of the disbursement so far made have been used to feather other interest.”

  • George

    The former Yoruba who own lands in Lagos has moved to Mowe after selling their lands to the Igbos so we are going to remove the yeye Oba of Lagos and send him to Mowe where his group belongs to.

    • All your labor is nothing but fraud, all your earning belong to the regions where you currently live and comment fraud or you can take your houses with you back to the hell you came from

      The victims of your fraud would be compensated with your so call properties
      You’re culture-less flesh eating monkeys

  • Don Corleone


    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      I think you do harbor sentiments. Just admit it out in the open. No need to pretend.

    • Fact not sentiment igbos are felonious people, until this fake union is reexamined Igbo would continue to unleash havoc on this nation, and disrespect the hospitality extended to them by other tribes.

      “enemies within”

  • Smuggling
    Fake merchandise …
    Fake phone card
    Fake medication that kill ton of people

    When an Hausa man is poor he would beg
    When a Yoruba man is poor he would join a church, go to traditional herbalist and become a laborer, driver or farmer
    When the Igbo man is poor, his felonious nature become pervasive, he would kidnapper, sell fake phone card rob his neighbor … this creature has with zero ounce of self

    All communities of good men must come together and get rid of this creature!