Parents Storm Lagos School Over Kidnap Threat
Education is under attack. Pupils of different schools cannot study in school in peace, as kidnappers are on the prowl, all in the quest to make money.
But to be forewarned, is to be forearmed.
This best describes the action of some parents of the pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry following threat by kidnappers to abduct their children.
They stormed the school on Thursday to take their children home after it was discovered that kidnappers had written the school of their intention.
It was learnt that the parents insisted on going home with their children despite the fact that the state government had deployed officials of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps in the school to beef up security.
The kidnappers posted two letters of the same content on the corridors leading to the offices of the principals of the junior and senior sections of the college respectively, claiming responsibility for the abduction of the six pupils of the state model college in Igbonla, Epe.
Before the children in Igbonla Epe school were kidnapped, the criminals also wrote to the school informing the authority of their intention. Security was beefed up but they came at a time they security personnel were not expecting them.
An official of the school said 6 men of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps were sent to the school to support the policemen sent to guard the college.
“This morning (Thursday), about six men of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps were sent to the school to assist the two policemen. The vigilantes will take over in the night.
“Parents have started coming to pick their children, despite appeals by the principals. A lot of parents have also called the school to say they are coming.”
The Lagos State Police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a joint team of security operatives had been patrolling the area.