School Children Kidnapped In Ekiti, Gov Assures On Quick Rescue Of Students

Gunmen have reportedly abducted an undisclosed number of schoolchildren in Emure Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

News of the abduction was shared by Ekititrends on its X account on Tuesday.

Ekititrends students from Apostolic Faith School. were kidnapped on Monday evening while traveling from Emure Ekiti to Eporo Ekiti on their school bus.

Their abduction follows the murder of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State by gunmen.

The incident occurred between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti in Ajoni Local Government Area.

The victims, identified as the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government Area, were attacked while returning from a meeting.

In reaction to the kidnapping of the students the state government has called for calm while vowing to rescue the students.

“The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji urged the citizens of the state not to despair over Monday’s kidnapping of some school pupils and their teachers in Emure- Ekiti.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Governor assured that efforts are on to rescue the children and their teachers.”

Oyebanji also described the kidnap as callous and unacceptable, saying nothing would be spared in the efforts to rescue them.

The Ekiti Government said “security agencies in the state are already on the trail of the abductors with a mandate to bring the pupils and their teachers back safely.

“Governor Oyebanji said security is being stepped up across the state with a view to flushing out criminal elements from their hideouts,” it added.

“While calling on the citizens to remain calm and vigilant, he urged them to cooperate with security agencies, by making available relevant information to the authorities,” he said.

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