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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Five students, teacher kidnapped in Ogun State

 

At least five students and a teacher of the Tulip International School in Isheri area of Ogun State, have been reported kidnapped.

Channels Television reports that they were abducted from their school premises by gunmen.

A source in the Lagos Police Command in Ogun state confirmed the abduction on Friday.
The source said that the gunmen invaded the school, formerly known as Turkish International School, on Friday night in a white Hillux and took the students and the teacher away.

According to the source, men of the Nigeria Police and the anti-kidnapping team of the Ogun State Police Command are currently on the ground, while others are already on the trail of the abductors.
The incident came three months after gunmen invaded Lagos Model College in Epe and kidnapped four students, a vice president and a teacher.


Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS), has rescued four oil company kidnap victims from their abductors in Port Harcourt.

DSS spokesman, Mr Tony Opuiyo said in Abuja on Friday that the victims were rescued during an operation supported by the military.

He said a staff of the service sustained gunshot injuries while three members of the gang were killed during exchange of gun fire.

According to him, one AK.47 rifle, one magazine containing 59 rounds of 7.5mm ammunition and three locally made pistols were recovered from the gang.

He said the kidnap gang leader; Emmanuel Eyo, had earlier been arrested in Uyo.

Opuiyo said one Alkasim Salisu, a Boko Haram member had been arrested by the service in Kaduna State.

He said Salisu had fled the military operation in Yobe State to settle in Kaduna where he and his cohorts had planned to launch attacks on select targets in Kaduna.

“The Service has also arrested one Kelvin Nwanaji in Lagos, who opened a Facebook Account in the name of the Director General of the SSS.

“The suspect has been using the account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public who he promised jobs in the service”, he said.

He said that the arrest of the suspect was sequel to investigation arising from the misinformation in the social media that the service was recruiting.

“It is in this regard that the service wishes to inform the public to disregard the falsehood as it is not currently engaged in any recruitment.

“It should be noted that employment into the service is conducted in the most transparent manner in line with laid down procedures and processes.

“While the public is advised to be wary of fraudsters who may use this opportunity to extort money from them, the Service demands that news about recruitment be disregarded in its entirety”, he added.
The source said that the gunmen invaded the school, formerly known as Turkish International School, on Friday night in a white Hillux and took the students and the teacher away.

According to the source, men of the Nigeria Police and the anti-kidnapping team of the Ogun State Police Command are currently on the ground, while others are already on the trail of the abductors.
The incident came three months after gunmen invaded Lagos Model College in Epe and kidnapped four students, a vice president and a teacher.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS), has rescued four oil company kidnap victims from their abductors in Port Harcourt.

DSS spokesman, Mr Tony Opuiyo said in Abuja on Friday that the victims were rescued during an operation supported by the military.

He said a staff of the service sustained gunshot injuries while three members of the gang were killed during exchange of gun fire.

According to him, one AK.47 rifle, one magazine containing 59 rounds of 7.5mm ammunition and three locally made pistols were recovered from the gang.

He said the kidnap gang leader; Emmanuel Eyo, had earlier been arrested in Uyo.

Opuiyo said one Alkasim Salisu, a Boko Haram member had been arrested by the service in Kaduna State.

He said Salisu had fled the military operation in Yobe State to settle in Kaduna where he and his cohorts had planned to launch attacks on select targets in Kaduna.

“The Service has also arrested one Kelvin Nwanaji in Lagos, who opened a Facebook Account in the name of the Director General of the SSS.

“The suspect has been using the account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public who he promised jobs in the service”, he said.

He said that the arrest of the suspect was sequel to investigation arising from the misinformation in the social media that the service was recruiting.

“It is in this regard that the service wishes to inform the public to disregard the falsehood as it is not currently engaged in any recruitment.

“It should be noted that employment into the service is conducted in the most transparent manner in line with laid down procedures and processes.

“While the public is advised to be wary of fraudsters who may use this opportunity to extort money from them, the Service demands that news about recruitment be disregarded in its entirety”, he added.

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