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Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by TajuDEENaMao: 4:09am On Jan 31
Kidnappers of five pupils of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, and four staff members have demanded N100m ransom for the release of the nine victims who were taken away on Monday.

The principal of the secondary section of the school, Boje Olanireti, confirmed the ransom demand, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday.

The abduction epidemic has continued to defy the efforts of the security agencies as cases of kidnappings were being recorded in various parts of the country daily.

On Monday, gunmen killed two Ekiti monarchs-the Onimojo of Imojo, Oba Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin, while the Alara of Ara Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, narrowly escaped.

The traditional rulers were returning from a function in Kogi State when their vehicles ran into the suspected kidnappers who were operating on the highway between Ipao and Oke Ako in the Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The abduction of the schoolchildren and four staff members occurred when the school bus conveying 25 pupils home after school hours was waylaid by the gunmen in the Emure community in Ekiti State.

Shedding light on how the incident occurred, Olanireti explained that the abduction occurred about a five-minute drive from the school.

She said, “Immediately the school closed at 3pm, and by the time we gathered all the children, it was already 3:30pm. It was that time that they moved. So, the incident happened between 3:30pm and 4pm. The school is in a suburb of Emure village, so they were going back home in Eporo. The incident occurred just about a five-minute drive from the school to Eporo.

“When the gunmen attacked, the people around heard the gunshots and they came to Emure with motorcycles to inform the people in the school about what happened. We immediately reported to the police station at Emure.

The students were over 25 on the bus when the incident happened. When the gunmen attacked them, they shot the tyre of the vehicle and asked the children to come out of the bus. They asked all of them to lie down. They picked five students and four staff members. They, after that, asked others to go.”

Olanireti added, “The five students comprise two from the secondary (school) and three from primary school while the four staff comprise two teachers, one driver and one bus assistant.

When the parents heard about the incident, they came from Eporo and they have been making frantic efforts by reaching out to some security outfits, including the police and Amotekun.’’

“The security operatives have also been talking to the proprietor of the primary school and he has been giving them information. By the time they opened communication, they first called the husband of one of the teachers and demanded N10m for each kidnapped victim. But when they later called the headmaster, they demanded N100m for all of them.” the principal said.

A family source at Eporo Ekiti, who preferred anonymity, confirmed on Tuesday that the kidnappers had contacted the family of one of the children demanding N100m on the victims.

The source said, “They called the family of one of the school children and they are requesting N10m per victim. What we gathered is that there are nine persons kidnapped – five schoolchildren, two teachers, one bus assistant, and a driver.

“The parents are at Eporo. The bus was taking them home after closing. It was in the process that the kidnappers struck. None of the families of the abductees can afford the ransom.’’

Meanwhile, the Aremo of Emure Kingdom, Chief Clement Akinola, has appealed to the state government to assist in the release of their children.

Akinola, who in the company of the Emure Local Government Chairman and state government officials visited the families of the kidnapped persons at Eporo Ekiti, said, “One can imagine the condition the children will be in, one can imagine the state of mind of the parents, the entire Emure community and the Eporo people. There is tension, very high tension.’’

The chief called for the establishment of military posts on the many borders between the Emure community and Ondo State to tame kidnappings and the activities of gunmen in the area.

He said, “Emure is a border town, we have a boundary with Ondo State at Owo through Eporo, we have a boundary with Ondo State through Supare Akoko, and we have some farm roads pliable by motorbikes to Ondo State at Uso.

“My appeal is that there should be military checkpoints between Emure and Owo and Eporo and as well around Supare. These will reduce the violent crimes in the areas.

The Chairman of the Joint Security Committee of Ise, Emure and Ikere, Tunji Falana, who corroborated Akinola, said, “The boundaries are too porous. We have been appealing to the government to establish police posts and army checkpoints at the borders.

Porous boundaries
This is not the first time kidnappers would kidnap there. The place is porous. But in this kidnap case, the Kabiyesi, the Elemure of Emure Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Adebayo, a former commissioner of police, is working round the clock to ensure the release of the abductees.

Falana advised that in the meantime, “Bush combing should be at regular intervals, not more than two weeks interval. When the kidnappers realize the forests are free, they return especially during dry seasons like this when there is North-South migration.

“They destroy our farms at Ise Ekiti and Emure Ekiti here and nobody can control them. We commend the police because they are making arrests and taking them for prosecution.”

Suspects arrested
Meanwhile, the police in Ekiti State said on Tuesday that they had arrested five suspected kidnappers just as the command launched a manhunt for the kidnappers in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Amotekun, Odua Peoples Congress, and hunters.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested during a joint operation with other security agencies.

He said, “The suspects were arrested by a combined team of policemen, civil defence corps, Amotekun Corps Odua Peoples Congress, and local hunters on Tuesday during a bush combing operation through Oke-Osun, Ikere/Igbo-Okah to the thick forest around Iju/Ikere boundary.
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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by gaby(m): 4:16am On Jan 31
I pity the poor innocent kids who have become the dupe of this evil brought upon by reckless decisions taken by their parents and elders.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by HowardWolowitz: 6:25am On Jan 31
This is not the time to be politically split in the country. I pray the military smokes the adductors out and makes them suffer. I pray insecurity stops all over the country and those who are behind the actions are brought to book!

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by princemillla(m): 6:26am On Jan 31
Nawa oo this is not funny again o.

In a country where countless no of security apparatus exist with dirarns, yet all this heinous act stilldisarms,

Something is wrong somewhere.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by busybrain123(m): 6:26am On Jan 31
This thing is getting out of hand. Majority of those that JAPA do that because of insecurity not for greener pastures.

Me like this go begin plan my JAPA. Just buy car of $20k and watch as kidnappers go begin track you.

Build small house for you and your family, just a week after you move in, kidnappers go begin trace you.

All these is as a result of bad Government. Soon na only politician and their tribesmen will be left in this country. angry

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by coputa(m): 6:27am On Jan 31
Subano:
These kidnappers don’t have conscience?
criminals doesn't have conscience

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Nbotee(m): 6:27am On Jan 31
On behalf of the govt, these criminals are only trying to embarrass the govt

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by 10mobile: 6:28am On Jan 31
Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by OBTMOS(m): 6:28am On Jan 31
Hmmmm
If you keep paying the ransom, many of such will be occurring… the army need to fight these people

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by MrHighSea: 6:28am On Jan 31
the effectiveness of all aspects of this country is being exposed.

One day, a stadium full of people will be kidnapped and our security forces will still be clueless

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Offpoint1: 6:28am On Jan 31
If they continue paying ransoms, kidnapping will become a national thing.

Solving kidnapping case is the simplest of all crimes. There are tons of ways to track them, there's even a track-able money.

Nigeria security system is compromised, there won't be a single successful kidnapping if some of these security personnel aren't compromised.

If I'm ever to rule, there will be no prison for some criminals... Instant execution using the worse form of torture known to mankind.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Vifx: 6:28am On Jan 31
Very sad
Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by lagostokd: 6:29am On Jan 31
The terrorists must be crushed and sent to meet their imaginary 72 virgin houris in aljana hell.

They're testing the limit of the people.

Tinubu must modify existing gun laws to allow assault rifles, so Amotekun and other people with gun license can crush these smelling terrorists using modern guns.

Fulani marauding terrorists are at war with indigenous Nigerians and its time to amend the obsolete gun laws to allow people with license bear assault rifles.

Before then, deploy the arsenals of Nigerian Army to do their job.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by EyenIbibio1: 6:29am On Jan 31
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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Waakanda: 6:30am On Jan 31
Unbelievable... when will this nonsense stop

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Paragon311(m): 6:30am On Jan 31
It is expected...

They got away with whooping 100m from Abuja abduction recently.

The next cash cow is the Nigeria system is kidnapping....

Just imagine how much is budgeted for security annually and yet kidnappers have their ways in every region of the country..

Welcome to the ZOO....

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by flexyrule(m): 6:32am On Jan 31
Nawa ooo

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by nairalanda1(m): 6:33am On Jan 31
Better we develop a special purpose armed force to deal with kidnappers.

And eventually, it would be time to stop paying the kidnappers. All this started when the first ransom was paid.

Finally, it is time we put pressure on our elected officials to fund the police better, to fund things like better education, to incentivise domestic industrial growth for jobs, and to promote better governance.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by chrisxxx(m): 6:34am On Jan 31
How will this money be received? In cash or electronic transfer? Both ways it won't be possible if we had an effective intelligence unit in the security agency especially dss and police.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by geoworldedu: 6:35am On Jan 31
Ni ilu to loba to nijoye undecided

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by StaffofOrayan(m): 6:35am On Jan 31
We can as a nation only curse the day APC came into our lives!
That there are still APC supporters is amazing to me

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by ceejay80s(m): 6:37am On Jan 31
Dem don turn this thing to occupation
We have a president, governor, security agencies, police , armies
Why pay salaries to dem from our taxes when they are doing nothing

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Brendaniel: 6:37am On Jan 31
When I saw people supportig Tinubu during election, I was like "do you know what you guys are doing?"

nairalanda1:
Better we develop a special purpose armed force to deal with kidnappers.

And eventually, it would be time to stop paying the kidnappers. All this started when the first ransom was paid.

Finally, it is time we put pressure on our elected officials to fund the police better, to fund things like better education, to incentivise domestic industrial growth for jobs, and to promote better governance.

Oga, leave all these grammar, just vote in good leaders during election, you want to vote in bad leaders because of tribe or religion and start forcing them to do good....

Waakanda:
Unbelievable... when will this nonsense stop

When Nigerians start voting in good leaders...
lagostokd:
The terrorists must be crushed and sent to meet their imaginary 72 virgin houris in aljana hell.

They're testing the limit of the people.

Tinubu must modify existing gun laws to allow assault rifles, so Amotekun and other people with gun license can crush these smelling terrorists using modern guns.

Fulani marauding terrorists are at war with indigenous Nigerians and its time to amend the obsolete gun laws to allow people with license bear assault rifles.

Before then, deploy the arsenals of Nigerian Army to do their job.

You think Tinubu is not aware? You guys don't still get it.....

I pray the children are found safe and sound and reunited wit their parents

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Marvieduke(f): 6:38am On Jan 31
Nigeria now a country where kidnappers cash out on a steady because of lack of effective security....

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by Etranshub(m): 6:38am On Jan 31
Alot of creminal element has decided to move into kidnapping industry since our government is taking the matter with hand of levity.... One bad news or the other everyday you wake up... Sigh!!!

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by darthv: 6:38am On Jan 31
Instead of them to kidnap politicians and their families they are busy kidnapping people that do not have money.

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Re: Abductors Demand N100 Million For Ekiti School Children, Teachers by gentlesmithugo(m): 6:38am On Jan 31
What a country!!!!

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