Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Five members of staff and five students of the Nigeria-Turkish International School kidnapped from their school premises in Isheri area of Ogun State by unknown gunmen have been released after 11 days in captivity.
Channels Television reports that Assistant Inspector General of Police In charge Of Zone 2 Lagos, Kayode Aderanti, confirmed that the victims were released by their abductors at about 8:35PM on Tuesday through the bush path behind the school compound in Isheri, Ogun State.
The television station also reported that a member of the management team who would not want to be named hinted to it that all the victims had regained their freedom and have been taken to the hospital for medical check-up.
The new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) , Zone 2, Kayode Aderanti, had earlier on Tuesday gave an assurance that the kidnapped students and staff would be released within 24 hours.
Aderanti gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen shortly after his visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his hill top residence in Abeokuta.
The AIG, however denied rumours that the families of the victims had been paying ransom, insisting that “no ransom has been paid.’’