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UPDATED: Kidnapped Lagos schoolboys released in faraway Ondo

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Six students of Lagos State model college, Igbonla, who were kidnapped in May by unknown gunmen, have regained their freedom.

A source close to the Lagos State government told the ICIR that the boys were released in Ajakpa Community, Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State and were already on their way to Lagos.

Their release followed negotiations between the abductors, parents of the kidnapped students and Government officials from the South-West region.

The boys, whose names were given as Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf, had spent a total of 64 days in captivity, having been abducted on May 25.

Details of their release were still unclear as of the time of this report but police sources told journalists that no ransom was paid to secure their freedom.

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This is contrary to the lamentation of the students’ parents two weeks ago that a total sum of  N31 million had been paid to the kidnappers as ransom yet their children were not released.

 

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