BREAKING: Driver Killed as Abducted Ekiti School Children, Teachers are Freed, Video Emerges

BREAKING: Driver Killed as Abducted Ekiti School Children, Teachers are Freed, Video Emerges

  • Ekiti school children and teachers who were abducted seven days ago have reportedly regained their freedom
  • According to the police, the release was made around 1am on Sunday while the assailants killed the driver
  • Their release was also confirmed by the chairman of the Emure council area of Ekiti, who said they were at the palace of Elemure of Emure Ekiti journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Emure, Ekiti - The children of the Apostolic Faith Group School in the Emure community in Ekiti have been freed by their kidnappers after spending seven days in their captivity. Five pupils and four staff members of the school were kidnapped on Monday, January 29.

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The four pupils were released along with three school staff members. However, the driver, Taye Rasaki, who was kidnapped with them, was killed by the abductors.

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Abducted Ekiti schoolchildren regain freedom Photo Credit: Biodun Oyebanji, Nigeria Police Force
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How Ekiti schoolchildren were kidnapped

Recall that the school bus, which was taking the schoolchildren and staff to their homes, was ambushed at Eporo and whisked away with the occupants while the bus was left on the road, The Nation reported.

The kidnappers were said to have reached out to the families of the abducted pupils and demanded N100m ransom for each of the nine persons in their den.

The abductors, however, on Thursday, February 1, reduced the ransom to N15m for all the abductees with a threat to kill the victims if the money was not paid on time.

Police confirm the release of abducted Ekiti schoolchildren

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However, reports came on Sunday morning that the bandits had set them free.

The chairman of Emure Council Area of Ekiti state, Hon. Adebayo Oluwatosin, who confirmed the development, said the victims were in the palace of Elemure of Emure Ekiti.

He added that the driver was killed while the other eight regained their freedom.

Confirming the development, the Ekiti police command spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, said:

“All victims were rescued today at about 1:30 am, but unfortunately, we lost the driver who the abductors unexpectedly killed.”

See the video of the abducted children here:

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The president promised justice for the family and community of the deceased while commiserating with the state governor, Biodun Oyebanji.

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According to the president, security agencies have been directed to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.


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