Tuesday 30 January 2024

Gunmen abduct pupils, teachers in Ekiti

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted pupils and teachers of a private nursery school in Emure, headquarters of Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State.


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The school bus conveying the pupils and the teachers including the driver was intercepted at about 5pm on Monday along Eporo-Ekiti, in the Emure area of the state.

Sources said six of the pupils, three teachers and the bus driver were kidnapped and whereabouts unknown as of Tuesday morning.

“They were kidnapped after their school bus was intercepted in Eporo Ekiti, at a location that shares a boundary with Ondo state on Monday evening, ” the source said.

This incident happened the same day when gunmen shot dead two traditional rulers in Oke-Ako axis of Ikole Local Government Area of the state.

The Police spokesman, Sunday Abutu, could not be reached for reaction as of the time of filing this report on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Biodun Oyebanji has urged the citizens of the state not to despair over the abduction of some school pupils and their teachers in Emure- Ekiti, assuring that efforts are on to get the children and their teachers rescued. 

The Governor, who described  the kidnapping of the school pupils, as callous and unacceptable, said nothing would be spared in the efforts to rescue them. 

The  Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode on Tuesday in a statement said security agencies in the state are already on the trail of the abductors with a mandate to bring the pupils and their teachers back safely.

Governor Oyebanji said security is being stepped up across the state with a view to flushing out criminal elements from their hideouts. 

While calling on the citizens to remain calm and vigilant, he urged them to cooperate with security agencies, by making available relevant information to the authorities.

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