Abducted Edo siblings released after payment of N6m ransom

Abductors of the two pupils of Glory Land Group of Schools in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, have released their captives after payment of N6 million as ransom by the family.

A source close to the family but wish to remain anonymous, disclosed this to journalists in Auchi on Saturday.

The source said that the two sisters were released late Friday night after the payment of ransom to secure their release.

It would be recalled that the siblings were kidnapped on Tuesday by the gunmen at about 5:35 pm along Igarra-Auchi Road, near Ikpeshi.

The vehicle in which they were traveling with some other pupils was intercepted at gun point and the abductors drag them into the bush.

The spokesman of Police Command in Edo, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, had said that the police operatives, soldiers and vigilantes were already combing the bush in an effort to rescue the abducted kids.

“Two of the students were kidnapped but efforts are on to rescue them unhurt. Men of the Nigeria Police, Soldiers and vigilantes are already combing the bush to rescue the students,” Bello had said.

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