Kidnapped Epe School Students To Return Soon, Police Say

Channels Television  
Updated June 19, 2017

The Nigeria Police Force has reiterated its commitment to ensuring adequate security of life and property in the maritime environment of the Niger Delta region.The Police have assured the parents of the kidnapped students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe that all hands are on deck to ensure the safe return of the students.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, comprising of Lagos and Ogun State Police Commands, Mr Adamu Ibrahim, gave the assurance on Monday.

Briefing reporters after meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr Ibrahim said security agencies were working tirelessly to ensure the safe return of the students and reunite them with their families.

“In fact very soon, you will hear good news on the issue. We are working seriously on it. At this stage, I will not want to disclose too much because these are security issues but all I want to say is that people should give us a chance and very soon, they will hear good news,” he said.

Ibrahim noted that the police would build on the success of the arrest of suspected notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike otherwise known as Evans and hunt down other criminal elements in the zone.

“Security measures are not discussed publicly but what I will tell you is that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure that Lagos is free of crime and criminals. We will rid all these criminals out of this zone.

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“So, I will like to send a word to criminals to leave Zone 2 otherwise we will not relent until the zone is completely rid of all these criminals. You are aware Evans has already been arrested and he is the most wanted criminal who is into kidnapping. Others too, if they don’t leave this zone, they will also be arrested,” he stated.

The AIG commended the Lagos State Government for its efforts towards improving the security architecture in the state.