Some of the parents of the kidnapped students, the students and deputy governor of Lagos State, Oluranti Adebule
Parents of the six kidnapped students of the Lagos land model College, Igbonla, Epe, were hugely relieved Friday reuniting with them, after new than two months of anxiety.
The reunion came right 65 living after the students were captured from their prepare by armed abductors, 20 of whom were killed in a cannon battle with the monitor on Friday, in the creeks of Ondo State.
The freed boys are Peter Jonah, Isiaka Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf.
Mr Moruf Ramon, whose 19-year-old son, Isiaka, was together with the rescued students highly praised the Lagos state-owned management and the Nigerian control for their efforts.
“’I am consequently delighted with could you repeat that? is occurrence in our day and I lack to be thankful for the Lagos circumstances regime and the official of supervise for every single one they boast completed to fastened the discharge of our children.
“’I comprise been the one conversation with the kidnappers every one the time and the keep watch over were permanently with us to persuade in a row that can ameliorate to facilitate the rescue operations.
“We pray that this kindly of skirmish will not crop up over again in Lagos express or steady Nigeria as a whole,’’ he said.
Mrs Beatrice Jonah, supposed it had been a painful practice for her family.
According to her, the live through is identical grueling to express as it is in good health imagined than experienced.
“When I spine to my teenager after the abduction, I was howling as I was terrified for his life.
“To me it has been 65 existence of disturbance but we express gratitude deity he is put money on safely,’’ she said.
The Lagos country Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, who acknowledged the students on behalf of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, celebrated the hard work of the safety agencies and the intrusion of the centralized Government.
“We praise the hard work of the Nigerian Police, particularly, the Lagos sway and other precautions agencies for their labors in ensuring the nontoxic send of these children.
“We give the Ondo national ruler and his deputy for their brace and collaboration toward the rescue operation.
“We be pleased about the performing arts President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for his invaluable interference in ensuring that we receive these brood brought backward to us,’’ she said.
Adebule assumed that debriefing and all-inclusive checkup checks would be accepted out on the students to relief them follow over the experience.
“’Now that the brood are back, the management will commence a across-the-board health check on these family — physically, mentally and psychologically. This is extremely necessary.
“And in debriefing them, we will be linking other stakeholders, as well as their parents to guarantee that it is effective.
“’We rise that 64 being was a lengthy time to acquire these brood finance but it was in the appeal of their safety,’’ she said.
“’As a government, we will pick up again to creation industriously to guarantee the safety measures of lives and material goods in the state. It is a have to for us to present on the rise of security.
“As for safety in our schools, we are effective and putting completely de rigueur events in rank before the continuation of schools for the after that session,’’ she said.
Adebule besides highly praised the parents and families of the students for their confidence in the imperial government.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, who accompanied the students to Lagos with his Deputy, Mr Alfred Agboola, believed the Igbonla Kidnap was a main arise at the inhabitant Executive committee conference in Abuja in June.
Akeredolu supposed it was furthermore an put out at the South-West Governors’ reunion in Abeokuta, Ogun, somewhere Ambode thought here was the necessitate for an amplified dual confidence guard of the riverine areas.
“’We be obliged to be conscious of the character of the drama head in this be significant as he was the initial qualities that contacted us in Ondo previous month. Gov. Ambode was as well in stroke entirely the time.
“We promised them that we will make it to efforts, but next we did not think that these family may possibly be in the creeks of Ondo.
“’My Deputy, however, waded into the topic for the reason that he is from the creeks.
“In collaboration with the Delta Government, the Navy, band and aquatic Police, we did entirely that was at all promising to obtain the free of the students,’’ he said.
Akeredolu pledged to guarantee better safekeeping in his situation in collaboration with others that communal limits with Ondo.
“Ondo magnificence has zilch tolerance for crime. You cannot treat our creeks as safe and sound retreat for crimes anymore,’’ he warned.
The Lagos ceremony official of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, applauded the South-West direction for their linkage hard work and corroborate in ensuring the rescue of the students.
“’This is one act that will send off panic about to criminals as they will identify that our governments in the South-West are committed to collateral and at hand will be no rest for criminals in the region.
“’During the stream of the operation, 20 of the kidnappers, plus the head of that kidnap, smart Adeniyi, were killed what time they ambushed the operatives of the naval control and civilian volunteers.
“We helpless a civilian volunteer, despite the fact that four were wounded. Eight policemen were additionally injured and the entire these citizens are being paid medicinal conduct under the mind of the situation government.
“So far, we include arrested one think who has been dishonest the parents of the children.
He was arrested in Abeokuta after he asked the parents to fall several money. I’m clear in your mind others will be arrested before long and they will cope with the occupied wrath of the law,’’ he said.
Owoseni promised that the regulate would not surrender in its labors to safe and look after the lives of citizens.