Kidnappers of Lagos school pupils demand N1 billion ransom

Kidnappers of six students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, Lagos State, have reportedly demanded N1 billion ransom from their parents.

According to Punch, the parents were contacted yesterday and allowed to briefly speak with their children.

Two of the parents were asked to pay N400 million each, while another two were told to raise N100m per child.

The kidnappers reportedly advised the parents to meet with the school authorities and the state government to raise the money.

Details of ransoms demanded from the remaining parents, however, had yet to be ascertained.

Recall that assailants whisked away six pupils of the school on Thursday. The pupils were identified as Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf.
A parent told the newspaper, “They allowed me to speak with my son. I asked him if he was fine and he said yes. They asked me to meet with the school authorities to raise N400m for my child to be released.”

Another parent of one of the pupils said they begged the kidnappers that they had only menial jobs when they demanded the same amount.

“I said N400 m was much , but one of them told me not to worry myself.

“He said I should meet with the school authorities and the government.

“I was also allowed to speak with my child. I spoke with two other parents and they said they were asked to pay N100 m each,” the parent said.


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