Two abducted Lagos students turn 16, 17 years in captivity

Two of the six abducted students of Igbonla Government College, Igbonla in Epe, turned 16 and 17 years respectively, this week.

Relatives of one of the students, who turned 16, stated that a prayer session was held at a church in Ikorodu for God to intervene in their rescue.

“My nephew clocked 16 years on Monday”, the relation, Benjamin, told Vanguard.

“But how would his family celebrate without knowing the fate of the celebrant?

“What we did was to have a fasting and prayer session in a church at Ikorodu same day, for God to intervene because only God can save them”.

Another student among them also turned 17 on Wednesday.

Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf were abducted on May 25, 2017.

The kidnappers initially demanded N50 million ransom but were paid N10 million.

They stopped communication after three of their gang members were arrested by the police last month.

The gang resumed talks later but failed to release the boys as promised after collecting another N20 million from the parents.

The kidnappers again made a demand for another N1.5 million, a development that caused a stalemate in the negotiations.

Recall that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo last Sunday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped boys of the safe return of the children.


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