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Police rescue kidnapped 13-year-old boy in Abuja




… To beef up patrol in Lagos schools

Policemen of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command have rescued a 13-year old boy, who was kidnapped by a band of armed bandits and arrested one of the suspected hoodlums.

The Commissioner of Police (CP), FCT Command, Wilson Inalegwu, said the teenager, Eromosele Johnson, was kidnapped at gun point by the suspects on May 9, 2015, when his parents’ house at Crush Road in Mpape was in a commando-style, invaded by the armed hoodlums, who initially came to the house to rob, but did not get the money they wanted and decided to kidnap the boy to demand for ransom.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Anjuguri Manzah in a statement said police operatives acted on the information about the whereabouts of the boy and his abductors in the outskirt of Abuja. The suspected armed robbers turned kidnappers managed to escape but for one Shuaibu Hamisu, whom the police arrested on May 14, 2016.

In a related development and to forestall the abduction of school children, the Lagos State Police Command has commenced the deployment of policemen to patrol the various schools in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Fatai Owoseni, stated this while addressing some school children after the town hall meeting with all stakeholders in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area.

Owoseni has been carrying out the safe school campaign following the directive from the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, that state police commands should explore interaction with the people for better community policing.

According to Owoseni, schools located in remote areas (which have been easy targets for kidnappers) would not be left out, just as he urged the students to take their personal security seriously.

The police boss also disclosed that policemen have been deployed inschools that are located on highways and areas surrounded by bushes to aid school children cross the roads without fear of being knocked down by impatient drivers.

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