Police Confirm Release Of Abducted Ekiti School Children, Teachers


The Police Command in Ekiti State, has on Sunday confirmed the release of the kidnapped pupils and staff of the Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti.

The abducted school pupils and teachers who were kidnapped on Monday evening along Emure-Eporo Road while returning to Eporo after school, according to the police, regained their freedom in the early hours of Sunday, February 4, 2024 after being held in kidnappers den for seven days.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the release of the school children and their teachers on Sunday morning, said their victims were released at about 01.30 am.

Abutu, however, said that the driver of the bus conveying the children was not that lucky as he was killed by the abductors.

The police spokesman said; “All victims were rescued today at about 1.30 am, but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was suspected killed by the abductors.”

It was also gathered that officials of the state Ministry of Health were on the ground to take the released victims to Ado Ekiti, the state capital for medical attention.

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