Reps Ask FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Kidnapping

House of Representatives, Reps, KidnappingThe House of Representatives says concrete action must be taken to check the spate of kidnapping in Nigeria.

The lawmakers made the call for a state of emergency to be declared on kidnapping on Wednesday after a debate on a motion of urgent national importance on the need to declare a state of emergency on kidnapping across the country.

The motion was raised by a member of the House from Ondo State, Representative Babatunde kolawole and supported by some of his colleagues including; Ado Dogowa, Emmanuel Orker-Jev and Adam Jagaba.

After deliberations on the issue on the floor of the House in Abuja, lawmakers unanimously agreed that the crime had taken an alarming dimension with the kidnapping of school children.

The House called for a security summit that would fashion an effective response to the kidnapping phenomenon.

They said some committees of the House, telecom service providers and all security agencies would take part in the summit.

The lawmakers are making the move after four students, the principal and his vice were kidnapped at the Lagos State Model College in Igbo Nla in Epe area of the state.

They were kidnapped while on the assembly ground on Thursday, October 6.

The kidnappers had demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the victims to regain freedom before the six kidnapped victims were released on Tuesday, October 11.

Some states in Nigeria had established laws that prescribes capital punishment for persons found guilty for kidnapping.

Lagos School Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom

School KidnapInformation reaching us has it that the six kidnapped victims from the Lagos State Model College, Igbo – Nla in Epe Area of Lagos have been released by their abductors.

The victims are four students, the school principal and his vice kidnapped while on the assembly ground on Thursday, October 6.

The men, alleged to be heavily armed, were said to have invaded the college and whisked away the victims. Two of the kidnapped persons were swiftly rescued by the Police operatives.

The kidnappers later reportedly demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the other victims to regain freedom. It is not clear if any ransom was paid for their release.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni had promised that the Police would rescue others as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were deployed to ensure this.

School Kidnap: Abductors Of Students, Officials In Lagos Make Demands

Gunmen Abduct , Lagos, Epe, Model College, Gunmen,The abductors of vice principals, a teacher and pupils of Lagos State Model College in Igbo Nla in Epe area of Lagos have demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the victims to regain freedom.

A source told Channels Television on Friday that the gunmen alleged to be from the south-south region headed towards Ogbere River to link up the Ogun River.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said that efforts were on to rescue others as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the decoy marine team in search of the victims.

The men, alleged to be heavily armed, were said to have invaded the college whisking away the victims.

Two of the eight people kidnapped from school were rescued on Thursday by the Police operatives.

Meanwhile, nine suspects have been arrested over last week’s abduction of the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele along Benin-Agbor road.

The suspects who were arrested with millions of Naira by officers of the intelligence response team in Edo, Delta and Benue states are one each from Delta and Benue states and six Fulanis.

One more suspect has also been arrested in the kidnap of some landlords in Isheri, a border community between Lagos and Ogun state.

The latest arrest brings to five the number of suspects in police custody.

School Kidnap: Lagos Police Rescue Two Persons

Gunmen Abduct , Former Minister, Gunmen, KadunaTwo of the eight people kidnapped from the Model College, Igbo Nla in Epe area of Lagos have been rescued by the Police operatives deployed to the area.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni said that efforts were on to rescue others as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been deployed.

Four students, a teacher and a vice principal of the school were kidnapped by suspected militants in the early hours of Thursday.

The men, alleged to be heavily armed, were said to have invaded the college whisking away the victims.

Prompt Rescue

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule on Thursday visited the Igbo Nla Senior and Junior Model College and gave the assurance that government would work assiduously to ensure prompt rescue of the victims.

Adebule, who was accompanied by top government officials and head of security agencies to the school, condemned the act, but pleaded with parents and families of the victims to cooperate with government and security agencies in ensuring prompt rescue of the victims.

In a series of tweets, the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has also pleaded with parents and families of the victims to cooperate with government and security agencies in ensuring prompt rescue of the victims

He added that “all security agencies have been fully mobilized to ensure the prompt rescue of the kidnap victims”.

National Importance

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has also asked security agencies to intensify rescue efforts for the victims.

The resolution by the House followed a motion by a Lagos lawmaker, Honourable Wale Raji, under matters of urgent national importance.

Mr Raji told the House how the incident happened while students were observing early morning prayers.

He said that he heard about the development shortly after the House resumed plenary and he was compelled to bring it to the attention of the House and, by extension, the country.

Incidents of attacks by militants have been on the increase in riverine communities in Lagos state.