The three students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School in Ikorodu who were abducted by Gunmen on Monday 29th February, 2016 have been rescued by security operatives in the early hours of today, Sunday, 6th March, 2016.
Addressing the press after the release, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, commended the Lagos State police Command, the Department of State Security and members of the Armed forces who worked tirelessly round the clock in the last six days to secure the release of the children.
The Governor also used the medium to assure Lagosians on the commitment of his administration to ensuring the protection of lives and property within the state.
He said, “The three girls have been safely re-united with their families and the Government wishes to assure Lagosians that their security is top priority and it will not relent in ensuring that Lagos remains safe and secure.”
Ambode also disclosed that one Emmanuel Arigidi was arrested during the rescue operation and that the suspect will aid the police in their efforts to arrest other suspected kidnappers.