Reports have it that the six secondary school students who were abducted at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe have been relocated to another camp outside Lagos and Ogun creeks.
According to a report by Guardian, the relocation of the school kids was done yesterday, June 4 2017, through a new route in the creeks between the border of Lagos and Ogun states. This was after the kidnappers had issued a warning and a deadline for payment of N20million as ransom to the parents of the abducted students.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, the parents said they decided to raise the funds after the government has allegedly abandoned them to their plight. “What we wanted to do as parents was to beg them to listen to us so we can give them whatever we could raise,” one of the parents, who craved to be anonymous told Daily Sun.
“But they said ‘No’, they only wanted to negotiate with the government. They said they don’t want the stipend that we could raise. “But now we have to raise the fund. We are raising whatever we can.”
While narrating their ordeals, the parents had disclosed that the kidnappers were demanding N100 million as ransom, as against the N400 million they initially asked for.
Another elderly man told Guardian that “we are retired civil servants, fishermen, and pensioners. There is absolutely no way we could raise N100 million and the government has said it was not going to negotiate with kidnappers. So, we are in confusion,”