By Tope Fayehun, Akure
After spending sixty four days in the den of their abductors, the Ondo
State Government in the early hours of yesterday secured the released
of the six abducted students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe area
of Lagos state.
The state Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, led the government
delegation that secured the release of the children at exactly 1am.
A source within the government told LEADERSHIP WEEKEND correspondent
that the abductors released the students to the Deputy Governor
between Ajapa in Ese- Odo local government and Ugbonla in Ilaje local
government of the state.
The source said the state government had been negotiating the released
of the students since ten days before they were eventually released.
According to the source, the kidnappers who were from the riverine
area of the state, had earlier vowed not to release the six children
in their custody to any state aside Ondo state government because of
He said, this development made the state governor, Arakunrin
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ,SAN, to direct, Ajayi, who is from that axis to
ensure the release of the students by all means.
The source said it was the Deputy Governor and his Chief of Staff, Mr.
Donald Ojogo,who is also from the area ,that went to the creek to
secure the release of the abducted children.
Another source disclosed to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND that both the, Deputy
Governor of Delta state and Lagos government had also made several
efforts to secure the students release, but they are not successful