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Epe student Kidnap: Abductors threaten to relocate victims Over Security Agent’s threat

Epe student Kidnap: Abductors threaten to relocate victims Over Security Agent’s  threat

Epe student Kidnap: Abductors threaten to relocate victims Over Security Agent’s  threat

-Odunayo Ajani

Epe student Kidnap: Abductors threaten to relocate victims Over Security Agent's threat
Epe student Kidnap: Abductors threaten to relocate victims Over Security Agent’s threat

Some speculations emerged yesterday concerning the Kidnapped Epe students of Lagos Model College that the abductors of the six Senior Secondary School students of the school have threatened to relocate their victims following close closeness of security agents to the camp of the kidnappers at their camp.
According to a report gathered from Vanguard, some security agents were said to have attempted sneaking into a creek in Ondo State where the students were suspected to have been kept in the weekend but they were not able to navigate due to some logs blocking.
Some men were said to have confirmed that a wooden boat is the best to navigate the suspected camp of the kidnappers due to several intersections along the waterways, from where one would continue with a speed boat.
The Security agents were said to have been stuck at a point because there was no wooden boat to navigate further.
The security operatives were said to have made this move secretly yesterday. But a senior security operative confirmed the near invasion of the camp to Vanguard.
“Ordinarily, this should not be in prints. That is why it is not necessary to divulge which security agency went there.
According to Vanguard’s report, an intelligence report was received this morning that the abductors were making a move to relocate the students again. But everyone involved in this rescue mission is at alert, that is, the Military, officers of the Department of State Services, DSS and the Police.
If their bid to relocate the students succeed, then it would be the third time they will be moving from one camp to another since the students were abducted.
The students were initially kept in a camp around Epe camp, awaiting the initial payment of N400 million naira as a ransom for their release.
Two days later, policemen comprising those from the Lagos State Police Command, Marine Unit and the IGP Intelligent Team who stormed the camp and engaged some kidnappers found there in a gun duel. In the process, two boats belonging to the militants were sunk, while some gang members managed to escape. When checks were conducted round the camp, the students were not found, as they had been relocated to another camp located between Lagos and Ogun creeks, hours before the military operatives got there.
The second relocation of the students occurred after the expiration of the date given for the payment of the reduced ransom of N200 million for their release.
Just before the second relocation, three suspected members of the kidnap gang who had gone to survey the terrain were arrested in Benin.
As at the moment, the concerned parents still had expressions of gloom on their faces, unsure of what awaits their children.

 

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