How gunmen kidnapped my schoolgirls: Principal

How gunmen kidnapped my schoolgirls: Principal

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:19 pm


Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi explains the kidnapping to deputy governor Adebule

Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi explains the kidnapping to deputy governor Adebule


Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Principal of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Ven. Olaoluwa Adeyemi has narrated how gunmen gained entrance into the school to abduct three female students on Monday night.

The principal, who spoke while the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule visited the school on Wednesday said the kidnappers gained access to the school premises through a deep hole they carved on the fence of the school.

He said after the kidnappers gained entrance, they started shooting sporadically into the air, and eventually overpowered the security personnel in the school, as the hoodlums came with superior weapons.

Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi explains the hole carved on the fence by the kidnappers

Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi explains the hole carved on the fence by the kidnappers

The principal said the security officers of the school tried to fight them but the gunmen came with deadlier weapons as they went into the classroom and kidnapped three female students.

“The security in school tried to combat them but the weapons they came with were very heavy. They went into the classrooms; the students in fact put up a good fight but the kidnappers overpowered just about three students and whisked them away.”

He explained that the school authorities contacted the State Police Command for help and that the police responded promptly.

“Immediately, we called the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni because fortunately, I have his number and immediately the Governor was informed and within the space of two to three hours, the school was filled with security people.

“All the security agencies combed the environment here till morning. Apparently, we could not get them but since then, security people have been really working hard.

“Three children were involved and we have contacted their parents and tried to discuss with them and other security information are with the security agents,” he explained.

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