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Gunmen Release Kidnapped Ekiti School Children



Abducted school children and teachers of the Apostolic Faith Group of School, Emure-Ekiti have regained their freedom after seven days in the kidnappers’ den.

Tribune Online, however, gathered that the driver of the school bus, identified as Taye Rasaki, was killed by the kidnappers’ LL.

Those who regained their freedom were five students and three teachers of the school.

The gunmen had on Monday ambushed a bus conveying the schoolchildren and staff of the school back to their homes at Eporo on the road and whisked nine among the occupants away, leaving the bus on the road.

The kidnappers were said to have reached out to the families of the abducted pupils and demanded N100m ransom for each of the nine persons held captive in their den.

The abductors, however, on Thursday reduced the ransom to N15m for all the abductees with threat to kill the victims if the money was not paid on time.

However, on Sunday morning, reprieve came their way as the bandits set them free at about 1:30am.

The Chairman of Emure Council Area of Ekiti State, Adebayo Oluwatosin who confirmed the development said that the victims are currently in the palace of Elemure of Emure Ekiti.

He added that the driver, Rasaki, was killed while the other eight regained their freedom.

Confirming the development, Ekiti State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Sunday Abutu said, “All victims were rescued today at about 1:30am but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was suspectedly killed by the abductors.

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