Kidnappers of Four Lagos Pupils Give till Wednesday Ultimatum to Pay Up Ransom

Kidnappers of four pupils, a teacher and a Vice Principal of Lagos
Junior Model College, Lagos State, have given the families of the
kidnapped victims 48 hours to pay up the ransom on them.
The kidnappers were said to have given the ultimatum on Monday to pay
them the ransom just as the health condition of one of the pupils
kidnapped worsened.
According to a source close to one of the families, whose child is
among those kidnapped: “The men (kidnappers) called on Monday and said
they gave the family till Wednesday to pay the ransom. While the
family members begged them, the kidnappers let them realise that the
health of the boy had worsened, but they would not release him without
a good ransom. They had come down from N3.5m to N1m ransom.
“The boy’s family has been able to raise some money and they were
begging the gunmen to accept what they had. I hope the kidnappers will
have mercy and consider the condition of the sick pupil, and let him
Another source, said that the family members had raised three-quarter
of the ransom, adding that the money was not sourced from the
She said: “It is true that they called to warn the parents that the
boy’s health is deteriorating. They told them to bring the ransom
before Wednesday. The family has been able to raise three-quarter of
the money. They are rallying round for the remaining sum. Nobody from
any quarters is assisting them to raise the ransom. They are begging
the kidnappers and trying to meet the deadline.”
Five gunmen and a woman had last Thursday, at about 8am, invaded the
Lagos Junior Model College, in Epe area of the state during morning
prayers, and made away with four pupils, including a teacher and the
Vice Principal of the school.
The abductors reportedly shot into the air before making away with the
pupils, identified as Isaac Adebisi, Okonkwo Emmanuel, Abu and

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