Edesiri Vuevu

The kidnap gang that invaded Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, abducting six secondary school students, last Thursday, have relocated to another camp outside Lagos and Ogun. 

The parents of the abducted students were given Tuesday last week, deadline to pay N20 million ransom for the release of each of the students, threatening to relocate the students to another state if their request were not met. 
The first relocation by the abductors was done upper weekend. 

Policemen including those from the Lagos State Police command, Marine Unit and the Intelligent Team who stormed the first camp where the students were kept, engaged some kidnappers. 

Another major reason for the relocation of the students was lack of food supply to the camp. There were indications that they were moved out few hours before the operatives’ arrived.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday last week, three abductors who had gone to survey the waterways preceding to the planned relocation were arrested in Benin, Edo state, by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

In the process, two boats belonging to the militants were sunk, while some gang members managed to escape and that the relocation of the student was done at the early hours yesterday through a new route in the streams between the border of Lagos and Ogun states.

One of the parents of the abducted student was contacted on Saturday by the abductors, and was asked to bring his own part of ransom, and was asked to take the money to a location at Odogunyan area of Ikorodu at a specified time. On getting to the location, the caller changed the collection point four times without showing up at the venue. 

The same parent who went with N2 million, was again asked to come the following day to another location in Shagamu, Ogun state, with an instruction to put on the cloth he wore the previous day. Again, he waited close to six hours without any sign of the person coming to pick the money.