After spending 66 days in the den of their abductors, the six abducted students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe area of Lagos State were yesterday set free
The Ondo State government in the early hours of yesterday secured the released of the students, with the state deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, leading the government delegation that secured the freedom of the children at exactly 1:00am.
A source within the Government House told Journalists that the abductors released the students to the deputy governor between Ajapa in Ese- Odo local government and Ugbonla in Ilaje local government of the state.
The source said the state government had been negotiating the released of the students since ten days before they were eventually released.
According to the source, the kidnappers who were from the riverrine area of the state had earlier vowed not to release the six children in their custody to any state aside Ondo state government because of undisclosed reasons.
He said this development made the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) to direct Ajayi, who is from that axis to ensure the release of the students by all means.
The source said it was the deputy governor and his Chief of Staff, Mr. Donald Ojogo, who is also from the area that went to the creek to secure the release of the abducted children.
Another source disclosed to our correspondent that both the deputy governor of Delta State and Lagos government had also made several efforts to secure the students release but were not successful.