CONCERN OVER AMNESTY AND CONTRACT FOR THOSE WHO ABDUCTED LAGOS PUPILS

By Sylvester Idowu in Warri The National Leadership of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM) yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Warri, Delta State calling on the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, retired Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh to hands off the pipeline surveillance contract or face the wrought of the People. HOSTCOM said the decision was taken because Boroh allegedly promised to give pipeline surveillance contracts to the abductors of the recent Lagos State School Students, a condition allegedly agreed for their release. The group noted that it…

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FREED EPE PUPILS HOLD THANKSGIVING SERVICE, RECOUNT THEIR EXPERIENCES

A 2-hours thanksgiving service was held at Dolphin Senior Secondary School, Sura area of Lagos State, by Parents of six freed Epe pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in which they shared testimonies. The pupils – Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf – were dropped in a creek in Ondo State last Friday after the kidnappers collected another N5m, were reunited with their parents after taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for medical tests. Punch reports that parents and relatives…

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ABDUCTORS OF LAGOS STUDENTS SEEK AMNESTY

James Sowole in Akure Kidnappers of the recently released students of Model Secondary School, Igbonla, Epe in Lagos State yesterday threatened to strike again if the federal government does not include them among the beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme. The militants claimed that they are indigenes of Eseodo Local Government Area of Ondo State. They threatened that the impending strike would be deadlier than ever unless the federal government meets their demands of including them as parts of beneficiaries of Amnesty programme. Speaking through its Public Relations Officer, Bossman Konowei,…

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OUR ABDUCTORS TIED OUR LEGS, TWO OF US FELL SICK, BLED FROM THE MOUTH- ABDUCTED LAGOS SCHOOL BOYS

• Abductors tied our legs, beat us, exposed us to cold • Served us only red water, eba with crayfish soup • Two of us fell ill, bled from mouth Routine beatings. Exposure to the elements. Starvation. Un-hygienic food, and water. Illness. These were some of the torments the six kidnapped students of   the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, suffered during their 65 days in captivity, according to two of them yesterday. They were released on Friday through the combined efforts of the security agencies and Governors Akinwunmi Ambode…

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RESCUE OF IGBONLA STUDENTS: LAGOS VOWS TO BEEF UP SECURITY IN SCHOOLS

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that the government would utilise the academic break to reinforce security in all schools in the State, especially in the suburb and riverine areas to prevent any incidence of kidnapping. The Governor, who spoke through the State?s Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule while receiving the six students of Igbonla Model College who were rescued on Friday, said he remains totally committed to ensuring the security of all residents especially students and would spare nothing to ensure that schools remain safe from…

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SEE THE 6 LAGOS SCHOOL KIDS AFTER THEIR RELEASE TODAY, HAVING SPENT OVER 60 DAYS WITH KIDNAPPERS

The six kidnapped students of the Lagos Model School, Igbonla, Epe have been released after spending 64 days in captivity. They were rescued from Aboto creek, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo state , at about 3.30pm. Their release as gathered was effected by the Lagos and Ondo states government and the Nigeria Police. The students, Pelumi Philips, Farouq Yusuf, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George Judah Agbausi and Peter Jonah were abducted from their school and when the kidnappers established contact with the parents, a ransom of N400m was demanded but…

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LAGOS STUDENTS KIDNAP DAY 63: 2 STUDENTS MARK 16TH, 17TH BIRTHDAY WITH ABDUCTORS

Secondary School students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe turned 16 and 17 years respectively, this week, in their captors den ,Vanguard gathered . Relatives of one of the students who turned 16, stated that a prayer session was held at a church in Ikorodu , Monday, for God to intervene in their rescue. Speaking with Vanguard, a relation of one of the abducted students who simply gave his name as Benjamin, said: “ My nephew clocked 16 years on Monday. But how would his family celebrate without knowing the…

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OSINBAJO PROMISES ACTION ON KIDNAPPED LAGOS SCHOOL.KIDS

  Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos school boys of the safe return of the children. In a chat with newsmen on the sideline of 60th birthday thanksgiving service of Pastor Salami Ololade in Lagos, Osinbajo said Federal Government was collaborating with the state’s authorities to ensure their safe return. On May 25, six boys of the same secondary school in Lagos were abducted by unknown gunmen. In the same school, six staff members and four students were also kidnapped in October, 2016. The…

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