”One of the gunmen held my cloth from behind” – Escaped female student.


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One of the students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, where 3 students were kidnapped on Monday, 29th February has recounted how she managed to escape the gunmen.

We were reading for our test billed for Tuesday morning , that night when we heard the first gun shot. We ignored it, thinking it was fire crackers. Then, another shot followed. At that point, we were scared . One of us jokingly said, ‘those people that attempted to strike the other day have come o.‘ Hearing that, I froze and started praying.

Before we could think of the next thing to do, three SSS1 students ran into our class room, screaming: Robbers! We all ran out in our confused states , only to bump into four armed men. We ran back towards the window, where we struggled to jump out from. At that point, one of the gunmen held my cloth from behind. In my attempt to free myself from his grips, a student fell down. He (gunman) left me and held the student that fell by the leg, while I ran with all my strength until I got to the hostel.

Vanguard has also reported that there were indications that the gunmen, who demanded N200 million as ransom has now reduced the amount to N20 million per student.

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