Tuesday, November 29

Two abducted Edo pupils released after payment of N6m ransom.

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The two abducted pupils of Glory Land Group of Schools in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State have been released following the payment of N6 million ransom.

A family source who preferred to remain anonymous said  the two sisters were released late Friday night after the payment of the money.

The source disclosed that the two girls had rejoined other members of the family, but are not allowed to speak with reporters in view of the trauma.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, while confirming the release to NAN, said he had yet to get information on how they were released.

It will be recalled that the pupils were kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen at about 5:35 pm on the Igarra-Auchi Road, near Ikpeshi, Akoko Edo LGA.

The vehicle, in which the siblings were travelling with some other pupils, was intercepted at gunpoint and the abductors dragged them from the vehicle into the bush.

The PPRO had on Tuesday confirmed the abduction and said police operatives, soldiers and vigilantes were already combing the bush in an effort to rescue the abducted kids unhurt.

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