The kidnappers who stormed Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, Monday night, abducting three Senior Secondary School female students have reduced the ransom to N20 million per student.
As at midnight Tuesday, the kidnappers who initially demanded for N100 million for each student, succumbed to pleas by their contact in the school, reduced their demands to N20 million.
Besides, the kidnappers have been discovered to be militants turned vandals. A female Senior Secondary School student ( names withheld) has narrated how she escaped being caught by the gunmen. Explaining her ordeal to her guardian who visited from Enugu State yesterday, the science student said in tears: “We were reading for our test billed for Tuesday morning that night when we heard the first gun shot. We ignored it, thinking it was firecrackers. Then, another shot followed. At that point, we were scared. One of us jokingly said, ‘those people that attempted to strike the other day have come o.‘ Hearing that, I froze and started praying. Read more