Driver killed as kidnapped Ekiti students, teachers regain freedom

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The pupils and staff of the Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, Ekiti State, kidnapped on Monday have regained their freedom.

This was made known on Sunday by the Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday Abutu.

He however said that the driver of the bus is dead.

His words: “All victims were rescued today at about 1.30 .a.m, but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was suspectedly killed by the abductors.”

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi also confirmed the information.

Writing on his X handle, @Princemoye1, he said: “Ekiti: We wish to inform the general public that the five school children, including their teachers, who were kidnapped on 29/01/2024 in Emure-Ekiti, have been rescued unhurt, today 4th February, 2024.

“We therefore commend and appreciate the efforts of the government, our Police operatives and other security agencies, including the Amotekun Corps, local vigilantes, hunters, and individuals, as well as family members, for their understanding and resilience.”

The students and their teachers were kidnapped along Emure–Eporo Road after closing from school on Monday in the evening.

The kidnappers went away with five students, three female teachers and a driver after shooting at the bus conveying them.