After spending 10 days in captivity, the 5 abducted student and 3 staff of the Nigerian Turkish International College , NTIC, Ogun state, has been released by their abductors.
Information from the school’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Cema Yigit has it that the victims were dropped about 7:30pm on Tuesday, somewhere near the school and received by some management staff of the school who were reportedly waiting to receive them.
Statement signed by Mr Yigit says; “We wish to inform the general public that the kidnapped students and staff of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) Ogun state, have regained freedom. The victims were released this evening after a painstaking collaborative effort by the relevant security agencies in the country.
“The management of NTIC wishes to express our gratitude to the relevant security agencies for their efforts in securing the release of the three students, one Turkish teacher, a cook and three supervisors. We also wish to extend our appreciation to the government and good people of Ogun state for their support throughout the difficult period.
He also noted that, “The role of the Ogun state government is highly appreciated. Our special appreciation also goes to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Chief of Army Staff, and others too numerous to mention for their efforts. The students and teachers are doing fine and have reunited with their parents. We also wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the parents and guardians of NTIC Ogun, for their support all through the period”