Lukman Oyerinde, elder brother to slain Edo government official Olaitan Oyerinde, was kidnapped Thursday at the Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe. The school’s vice principal A.O Oyesola and four junior secondary school pupils, named Abu, Emmanuel, Okonkwo, Jeremiah Ruth and Issac Adebisi were also abducted.
Multiple sources said the incident occurred at about 8am.
The hooded men reportedly barged into the Junior School Assembly Hall while the children were praying, later, taking their captives in three speed boats.
“It was around 8am. They came here, shooting in the air. They entered through the hole under the gate by the boys’ hostel. They were wearing different clothes. One wore blue and red clothes, another tied something on his head and two of them covered their faces.
“They just entered and said, ‘everyone lie down’. We started running. Many of us ran into the bush. People were just running in different directions. Then, they took some students away and some were following them,” the Nation reported a source saying.
Apprehensive parents were said to have stormed the school to withdraw their children.