The Lagos State Police Command has rescued three teenage girls abducted from their school in Ikorodu on March 1.
Dolapo Badmus, the police spokesperson, confirmed the rescue to PREMIUM TIMES over the phone on Sunday.
“They were rescued in the early hours of this morning at Igbokuta area of Lagos State,” said Ms. Badmus, a Superintendent of Police.
She did not say whether the girls had been reunited with their families.
The students were taken from their school at the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Agunfoye Lugbusi, by unknown gunmen at about 8 p.m.
According to Olaoluwa Adeyemi, the school’s principal, the gunmen gained entry into the school after destroying a part of the school’s fence, started shooting sporadically into the air to scare teachers and students, before making away with the three girls.
The Lagos Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, had told Channels Television that the girls were hale and hearty, and that there were not molested by their abductors.
Three suspects, the police said, had been arrested in relation to the matter.