ABDUCTED LAGOS SCHOOL GIRLS RESCUED BY POLICE; Ambode Hails Efforts..
After days of worry, the three female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Agunfoye-Lugbusi, Ikorodu, Lagos State, who were abducted last Monday in their hostels have been rescued by the Nigerian Police.
Sources in the office of the Lagos State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, revealed that the Police rescued the Barbington school girls around Igbokuta Area of Ikorodu.
No ransom was paid for their release it was learnt.
A member of the gang who took part in the abduction was said to have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, lead by CSP Abba Kyari, when he left the gang’s camp in Adamama Forest in Arepo,
Ogun State; off Ikorodu.
Police sources said the school girls who are currently with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, were rescued following intense pressure mounted on the gang following the arrest of their colleague by a combine team of the IRT operatives and their counterpart at the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja
It was gathered that the police and the kidnappers reached a compromise which did not involve money before the school girls were rescued.
Recall that the that the gunmen, suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals stormed the school premises located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village at about 8pm on Monday, February 29 and took three girls away.
The armed men reportedly gained entry from behind the school, by breaking the perimeter fence which served as protection for the boarders.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has commended the Police Force, over what he described as their courage in ensuring that the three female students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Agunfoye-Lugbusi, Ikorodu, abducted last Monday in their hostels, got a timely rescue.
The state’s Commissioner for Information & Strategy, in a tweet on Sunday, via his Twitter handle, @stevoree said: “The three abducted school girls in Ikorodu have been rescued by the Police. Lagos is working. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode salutes the courage of the Police.”