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Neighbourhood Corps reunites missing boy with family


Ajao (right) with the teenager and his mother

The Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps (LNSC) has reunited 15-year- old boy, who sneaked out to Lagos from his parent’s home in Ondo State.Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Israel Ajao (rtd), who made the disclosure in a statement made available to The Guardian noted that the teenager was intercepted by vigilant men of the Neighbourhood Corps on Third Mainland Bridge while roaming about.

According to Ajao, “ The LNSC officers on surveillance/security patrol along Third Mainland Bridge/Ilubinrin axis of Lagos Island East LCDA found a young boy, aged 15, roaming around and unable to account for his movements.

“When he was questioned by Corps officers, it was discovered that he sneaked out of his parents home in Akure, Ondo State just to know Lagos without any place to stay. “He could have been a victim of kidnapping or other crimes but for the LNSC intervention.

“He has been re-united with his family in Ondo State. LNSC is committed to addressing the myriad of security challenges in Lagos State.” The retired DIG also assured that kidnapped students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla were safe and would soon be reunited with their families.

Ajao, who is a also a member of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, said security agencies in the state were working together to contain the menace of kidnapping and ritual killings.
The retired police boss noted that the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was working hard to ensure the kidnapped students were not hurt by their abductors.According to him, “A lot is being done, which I may not be able to disclose to you due to security reasons. But I am assuring you that the boys are safe and would be reunited with their parents soon.”
It is now 45 day after gunmen kidnapped the six students of Lagos State Model College, Igbo Nla, Epe suspected to be militants. The gunmen, who stormed the school in the early hours of Thursday, May 25 were alleged to have collected the sum of N10 million jointly contributed by their parents with a promise to release the students.
The parents who were anxiously awaiting the return of their sons got the shock of their lives when the militant as soon they secured the money sent a text to one of the parents threatening to kill the children if the balance was not paid as at last Thursday.The militants had accepted the sum of N10million offered them by the parents with the promise to release them same day.

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