Gov. Amosun explains his role in release of kidnapped Nigerian-Turkish School students, staff


The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Wednesday in Abeokuta took newsmen through his roles leading up to the release of abducted students and staff of Nigerian-Turkish School.

Gov. Amosun explained his roles when the victims, three pupils, a Turkish teacher, a matron, a supervisor, and two intending candidates of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, paid him a courtesy visit.

“When the incident happened I was not in the state, I travelled. But the Deputy Governor and the Secretary to the State Government visited the school .

“When the President called me, I assured him that they would be released on Monday. But when they were not released on Monday, he called again on Tuesday and asked what was happening and I told him that we were close to securing their release, as I was informed that the victims would be released in 24 hours.

“I was there during one of the sessions when the security operatives were discussing with the kidnappers through a tracking device. I just refrained from talking to them .

”They (operatives) had tracked them (kidnappers) to their hideout where they kept the students and workers but the security operatives did not want to storm the place because of the safety of the victims,” the governor narrated.

Meanwhile one of the suspected kidnappers who took part in the abduction of the students and staff was arrested at Ikorodu area of Lagos State of Lagos on Wednesday.

Simply identified as Bekewei, part of his share of the ransom was reportedly recovered from him.

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