Updated: Kidnapped Lagos Students Have Been Released

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About 64 days after six students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, freedom has come their way.

The boys, referred as the Igbonla boys, have just been released. They were kidnapped on May 25.

After 64 days in captivity, the six abducted pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, regained their freedom on Friday.

Although details of their release are still sketchy, our correspondent learnt the kids were released in Ajakpa Community in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

A senior police officer said the children had been moved to the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure.

It was gathered that no ransom was paid before the victims were released.

According to a source, the abducted kids would be taken to the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu at the Ondo State Government House Akure, the state capital by the security operatives.

One of the parents of the children basked in euphoria when contacted on the telephone.

“I am the happiest person on earth right now. When I called the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to confirm the news, he said ‘congratulations, they have been released’.”

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