Published On: Sun, Jan 15th, 2017

Suspected abductors of Nigerian-Turkish College students, staff demand N1.2bn

Nigerian Turkish School, Ogun StateSuspected abductors of students and members of staff of the Nigeria Turkish International College (NTIC) have reportedly demanded N1.2b ransom for the release of their victims.

According to Channels Television report, the abductors had reportedly called a family member of one of the victims on Sunday to make the demand.

Eight persons including students and staff of the College  were abducted at about 9:30pm on Friday when the kidnappers dug through the fence and entered the school premises.

The Police had confirmed that the gunmen invaded the school and took the students and the teachers away in a white Toyota Hilux vehicle.

Another source quoted by an online medium, Daily Post, but which preferred anonymity said the kidnappers “have been using the victims’ phone numbers to call their families. Each time the families try to negotiate, they would end the call.”

It was learnt that footage of the CCTV Cameras at the school hostel indicated that the kidnappers wore masks when they stormed the hostel.

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One of them reportedly wore skirt but he was suspected to be a man.

Among the victims were two Junior Secondary School (JSS) students, one Senior Secondary School (SSS) student, three Nigerian workers and two Turkish staff.

Meanwhile, representative of Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, AIG Zone 2, Aderanti Kayode and Commissioner of Police, Ogun Command, llliyasu Ahmed have visited the school and assured that the victims would be freed.

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