The three female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Agunfoye-Lugbusi, Ikorodu, Lagos State, who were abducted last Monday in their hostels have been rescued by the Lagos State Police Command.
Sources in the office of the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, told Vanguard that the Police rescued the Barbington school girls around Igbokuta Area of Ikorodu.
Vanguard gathered that no ransom was paid for their release as of the time of filing the this report.
A member of the gang who took part in the abduction was said to have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, lead by CSP Abba Kyari, when he left the gang’s camp in Adamama Forest in Arepo, Ogun State, off Ikorodu.
Sources disclosed that the school girls who are currently with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, was rescued following intense pressure mounted on the gang following the arrest of their colleague by a combine team of the IRT operatives and their counterpart at the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja.
It was gathered that the police and the kidnappers reached a compromise which does not involve money before the school girls were rescued.
Recall that the that the gunmen, suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals stormed the school premises located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village at about 8pm on Monday, February 29 and took three girls away.
The armed men reportedly gained entry from behind the school, by breaking the perimeter fence which served as protection for the boarders.