The Lagos State House of Representatives on Thursday called on the security agencies in the country to intensify rescue efforts for school students and teachers kidnapped in the state earlier this morning.
We reported it earlier today that some unknown gunmen suspected to be militants on Thursday morning, invaded Igbo Nla Model College in Epe, Lagos, whisking away the principal.
According to NTA News, the ungodly act were perpetrated by the kidnappers in early hours when the students were supposedly having their daily morning assembly.
The gunmen abducted the principal of the Junior Secondary School whose name is Mr Oyesola and Mr Akirinmade who is the Principal of the Senior Secondary School. They also abducted some of the school students.
Presenting the case to the House of Representative, the member representing Epe constituency, Wale Raji, appealed to the House to call on the Inspector General Of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris and the Commisioner of Police in Lagos State to swing into action, while treating the case as a matter of urgency.
“I am just learning that a group of kidnappers struck today in my constituency where they kidnapped students and principals. I hope this sad occurrence won’t be another Chibok girls experience,” he said.
The House in turn, suspended other proceedings to attend to the matter and as such adopted the motion for the police to mobilize and rescue the principals and students safe.
The police spokesperson in Lagos State, Bisi Kolawole, told Premium Times that two of the students who were abducted, have been rescued, leaving two more students, a teacher and the school principal.
“We’re still on their trail to rescue the others who include the principal, a teacher and two students,” Ms. Kolawole, an assistant commissioner of police said.