Police reassures Nigerians on safe rescue of kidnapped students

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

The six students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who were kidnapped on the 24th of May, will soon be safely rescued.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 comprising of Lagos and Ogun State Police Commands, Mr Adamu Ibrahim gave the assurance in an interview shortly after a meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in Ikeja.

AIG Ibrahim said security agencies were working tirelessly to ensure the 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 stressed.

He vowed that the police in Lagos and Ogun Commands were battle ready and have been alerted to make the zone too hot for criminal elements to carry out their nefarious activities, noting that the police would build on the success of the arrest of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike otherwise known as Evans, and hunt down other criminal elements.

Quit notice to criminals

The AIG also read a riot act to criminal elements as he affirmed that they should either desist from their evil ways or leave.

“We are taking all necessary measures to ensure that Lagos is free of crime, we will rid all these criminals out of this zone, 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,” Ibrahim reiterated.

He commended Lagos State Government for efforts at improving the security architecture in the State.

In his words: “the people are aware of what the Lagos State Government is doing on security, so all efforts are on to ensure that there is total peace in the State, Lagos is doing perfectly well in assisting security agencies to do their work and we must commend their efforts.”