Six students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have been abducted by unknown gun men. The gun men stormed the school, 5am on Thursday morning, kidnapped 10 boys from their hostel but later let four of the students go.
Four students and two staff of the same school were also kidnapped in October last year.
Vanguard reported that the gun men had written the school of their plans and the management of the school had in turn informed the police.
Although policemen took action, the gun men struck after the security agents had left.
The gunmen, who arrived through a creek behind the school broke through the school’s fence to gain access into the premises.
One of the four students who was freed described the gun men and why they let him go.
“They were all wearing black shirts and black trousers, with their faces masked. While they were taking us away, they asked us questions particularly about our parents occupation. I told them that my parents were farmers and they told me to go back to the school. I was the first person that was asked to return.”
The second student said he told the gun men that he was an orphan.
Another said his father was late while the fourth said he doesn’t know his parents phone numbers.
The Lagos State Police Command says it has intensified search for the students. However in a reecent development, LIB reports the kidnappers have now contacted four of the parents of the students and are demanding N1bn ransom to release them.They were told to get help from the state government and the school management.