Igbonla: Lagos rules out negotiation with students’ kidnappers
The Lagos State Government made it clear on Monday that it would not negotiate nor pay any ransom to kidnappers of six pupils of Igbonla Model College, Epe.
It was gathered that the representative of the state government met with the parents and school management on Monday and said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was poised to rescue the pupils with solely security option.
The parents were urged to remain calm and have faith in security forces, who have identified the pupils’ location.
Already, police officials have warned fishermen to keep off certain routes on the water following intelligence report that the kidnappers were disguising as fishermen to tip off their members in the creek on the activities of security operatives.
The Nation gathered that a stern warning was given to fishermen to avoid those areas or face arrest, with a number of them said to have already been apprehended.
Although the students’ parents at the meeting denied being contacted for the second time by the kidnappers, sources close to them claimed the criminals have called some of them and demanded between N10 million and N20 million as ransom.
They also claimed that the kidnappers threatened to relocate the pupils to Arogbo in Ondo State if their demands were not met within 48 hours.
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