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Gunmen Abduct Pupils, Teachers, School Bus Driver In Ekiti



Gunmen Abduct Pupils, Teachers, School Bus Driver In Ekiti

Oyebanji described the kidnap as callous, and unacceptable

Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State–  The Ekiti State Government has confirmed the abduction of pupils, teachers, and a driver on Tuesday in the Emure-Ekiti area of the State.

It was gathered that the six pupils and three teachers of a private school and their bus driver were abducted while returning from Eporo-Ekiti on Monday night

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It would be recalled that on Monday also in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed two traditional rulers.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, in a statement on January 30, 2023, urged citizens not to despair over Monday’s kidnapping of school pupils and teachers in Emure-Ekiti, assuring ongoing efforts for their rescue.

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Oyebanji described the kidnap as callous, and unacceptable, saying nothing would be spared in the efforts to rescue them.

“Security agencies in the state are already on the trail of the abductors with a mandate to bring the pupils and their teachers back safely.

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“Governor Oyebanji said security is being stepped up across the state with a view to flushing out criminal elements from their hideouts.

“While calling on the citizens to remain calm and vigilant, he urged them to cooperate with security agencies, by making available relevant information to the authorities,” he said.

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