The Epe students abductors of two teachers and four students of Lagos State Junior and Senior Model College, Igbonla in Lagos State have yesterday night called the family members of the kidnapped persons asking for ransom.
The kidnappers, according to a popular daily has requested for a ransom of N20 million per head.
The kidnappers yesterday night called the families and made their demands known.
The police in the state have linked the abduction to members of a kidnap gang which has been operating in Ikorodu and Epe. Security forces have however intensified efforts to locate the abducted persons
A police source revealed that: “There is no clue yet as to where the victims are. But on our own part, we have identified the group that perpetrated the act. We have arrested some of them in the past. It is still the same gang.”
Also, members of a local vigilance group in the area, popularly known as Muwon, have joined in the search for the students and their teachers. Members of the local security outfit were assigned to complement the efforts of the police, military and others who are working on the rescue of the victims.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Two, Abdulmajid Ali has urged the family members of the victims to remain clam while the police intensified efforts to rescue them.
Security had been fortified around the school and other vulnerable places are said to have been under heavy security now.