The eight students and two staff of the Nigeria Turkish International School, Isheri, Ogun State, who were abducted on January 13, 2017, have regained their freedom.
They were released about 7.30pm yesterday after ransom was paid. Available information had it that parents parted with between N4million about N10 million each to secure the release of the students and staff.
The Police high command yesterday morning had assured apprehensive parents and relatives of the victims, that their wards would be released in 24 hours.
This assurance might not be unconnected with the move of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to personally take over the rescue operation of the victims and subsequent apprehension of those behind it.
The school’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Cema Yigit said with a lot of excitement in his voice, that; ‘’Yes they’ve been released but I can’t give you much details now. But a statement will be issued later.’’ Another staff of the school who craved anonymity said all the 10 victims were released.
‘’However they were all taken to an undisclosed hospital to determine their state of health and stabilise them emotionally.’’ According to Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi ;’
’The victims were released last night and we are expecting them at the police command, Eleweran, Abeokuta tomorrow (today).