The Nigerian Police Force says it has rescued five school children, including their teachers from the hands of kidnappers.
This was revealed in a post by the NPF on X, stressing that the victims were rescued unhurt on Sunday.
It was gathered that the pupils and their teachers numbering nine were kidnapped in their school Bus along Emure Eporo road last week
The kidnappers were said to have demanded a ransom of N100m for the release of their captives.
But, according to reports, the abductors reduced the amount to N15m.
However, it is unclear if any ransoms was paid as the Police didn’t explain how they were rescued.
Giving updates on the issue, the NPF wrote, “Ekiti: We wish to inform the general public that the five school children, including their teachers, who were kidnapped on 29/01/2024 in Emure-Ekiti, have been rescued unhurt, today 4th February, 2024.”
It therefore commended and appreciated the efforts of the “government, our Police operatives and other security agencies, including the Amotekun Corps, local vigilantes, hunters, and individuals, as well as family members, for their understanding and resilience.”