There was pandemonium on Thursday morning when four students and two teachers of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area of the state, were kidnapped by gunmen in a broad day light.
The kidnappers allegedly struck the school around 8.00am on Thursday shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away, and whisked the students and their teachers to an unknown destination.
However, the police confirmed the kidnap of the students and teachers.
Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos said two of the students were rescued while two teachers and two students have been taken away by the gunmen.
She said four students and two teachers were initially captured by the gunmen, but that the police successfully rescued two students while the gunmen made away with two other students and two teachers.
“Four students were kidnapped and two teachers. We have rescued two of the students. Two teachers and two other students were taken away by the kidnappers,” she told PM News.
According to her, the police were already combing the area to ensure speedy release of the kidnapped students and their teachers.
PM News gathered that the gunmen arrived the school on Thursday morning in speed boats and successfully kidnapped the students and their teachers.
In recent time, Ikorodu and Epe areas of Lagos have been den of kidnappers. This year in Epe, an expatriate contractor working on a Lagos project was kidnapped.
Also, the Director of Account in Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s office was kidnapped early this year with his son in Epe.
In Ikorodu, there have been several cases of kidnapped and killings by gunmen.