February 04, (THEWILL) – The abducted pupils and teachers of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Ekiti, who were intercepted by kidnappers on Monday evening along Emure – Eporo Road while returning to Eporo in a school bus, have regained their freedom.
THEWILL reports that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday evening intercepted the private school bus and abducted nine persons, including five pupils, three female teachers and the bus driver.
A government official at Emure Ekiti said they were released in the early hours of Sunday.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the development, said the victims were rescued on Sunday morning at about 1:30am.
Abutu, however, added that the bus driver was “suspectedly” killed by the abductors.
“All victims were rescued today at about 1.30am but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was suspectedly killed by the abductors,” he said.