Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary Scahool
The Principal of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi, on Wednesday said the gunmen that seized three female students of the school on Monday broke the fence to gain entry.
Adeyemi spoke while taking the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Adebule, and other state government officials who visited the school round the premises.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that gunmen on Monday night around 8:30pm, abducted three female students of the school owned by the Lagos Anglican Diocese at Agunfoye-Lugbusi in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Adeyemi said the gunmen, on gaining entry from the back, started shooting sporadically to scare the students and teachers away.
He said all efforts by the management to rescue the abducted pupils from their abductors were not successful as the gunmen overpowered them with sophisticated guns and other weapons.
He said: ”They came with sophisticated guns and weapons and started shooting sporadically to frustrate us from rescuing our pupils they had abducted as everybody was running for safety.
“I got the Governor on phone about three hours later and he contacted the Commissioner of Police and other top security agencies.
“They were all here immediately and ever since then, they have been working tirelessly to ensure that we secure our pupils.
“We are trusting God; we place our hope in Him that these children would return back to this school safely.”