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Police Foil Kidnappers’ Attempt To Abduct Students In Lagos School

Posted by Samuel on Wed 13th Mar, 2024 - tori.ng

A kindergarten and two pupils were rescued in the process. The kidnappers, as gathered, invaded the school on Monday, March 11,2024., after the closing bell was rung.

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The Police have thwarted an abduction attempt targeting pupils from an undisclosed primary school in Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos. This was achieved through the apprehension of a suspected member of the kidnapping gang.

A kindergarten and two pupils were rescued in the process. The kidnappers, as gathered, invaded the school on Monday, March 11,2024.,  after the closing bell was rung.

Some of them were said to have positioned their operational motorcycles close to the school premises, waiting for other members who went inside to get their targets.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, who confirmed the arrest, said: ” At about 3.30 pm, on March 11, 2024, the  Headmaster of a school situated at Ijegun area of Lagos, reported at Area ‘M’ Command, that some unknown persons invaded the school and abducted three pupils in the school premises.

“Upon the information, detectives swung into action and led a formidable team to the scene of crime.

” Furthermore, the culprits  were given a hot chase, where one Akintola Alima,a 40-year- old woman,  who kidnapped the three pre- nursery children was arrested and the children were rescued.

 “However, other unknown suspects escaped with an unregistered motorcycle on sighting the Police”.


The rescued pupils   whose identities were given as Sofiat,  four  years old;Israel, five  years  old and  Mustapher, six years old, according to Hundeyin, had   reunited with their families.

He said that the suspect was in Police custody, adding  that “ investigation revealed that  she abducted the children for criminal purposes and she had a standby motorcycle now at large ,which was waiting for her to escape with the children before she was apprehended. Investigation is still ongoing”.



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