Nigeria police rescue abducted Lagos school girls

Photo: Bellanaija
Photo: Bellanaija

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.


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  • Romberg

    Best news of the century. Praise Jehovah.

    • Julius

      Amen ! but, the authority need to make an example out of the kidnappers by applying the death sentence on them. Make sure it is carried out on live tv. This will be the only way to stop these kidnapping business all over the country. It is a capital offense. Treat them as such.

      • Ed

        Including Justice Yunusa Green?

        • Julius

          lolz. Naa, just give him 50 years jail term. Thats a death penalty for him.


        Including Justice Yunusa Sanusi Yellow?

        • Dan Minister

          Hahahhaha you are a bad man wallahi, who is justice Yunusa kuma? The one that I know is already with the police either in Abuja or Bayelsa. I am a Muslim but what he had done is not in our book, cos our book said that we should marry them (Women, Ladies) with the consent of their parents.

        • Julius

          50 years in jail will take care of him. lolz. All the other Judges and the SANs can be paying him solidarity visit every year !

      • Omoba1

        I agree with you. The government must do something about kidnapping. It is turning into an industry.

        • Jujubeans

          It is turning into or is already an industry??

          • Omoba1

            I don’t know why we do not tackle our problems head on before they become a menace. We allow issues to thrive and abnormalities to become the norm. Look at the Fulani herdsmen issue, their frivolous activities have been going on for years without any security operatives intervention. Now, it will require the government to import grass from Brazil and develop grazing reserves to curb this issue.

            I will not be surprised if amnesty programme would be developed for kidnappers. All our government know how to do is waste money. The simple anecdote of prevention is better than cure is never part of their agenda.

          • Julius

            It is an industry already. Its a booming industry in the east and the south south that you dont even hear half of it in the news . Its true.

        • Julius

          Yes. Its so sad and shameful for a country to be going thru something like this. It must be stopped once and for all, If the execution is televised , they will think twice before kidnapping another soul. Now, If someone wanna kidnap Dasuki, thats another tory o…just kidding !

      • ayo

        I agree with you totally…

    • Bayo

      I’m so happy.
      Lagos state should call a town hall meeting with the parents of the kidnapped kid,the parents of the kidnappers and all the stakeholders in attendance to put them to shame.

  • Kickboxer

    Kai…Yariba kidnappers… for CHANGE has worsen situation of youths in the SW, why?