The girls were reportedly rescued without payment of any ransom according to Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commission for Information and Strategy
According report, a member of the gang who took part in the abduction was said to have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, lead by CSP Abba Kyari, when he left the gang’s camp in Adamama Forest in Arepo, Ogun State, off Ikorodu.No ransom was paid. Three of the arrested suspected kidnappers will be paraded shortly as Governor Ambode and CP address the media shortly— Steve Ayorinde (@stevoree) March 6, 2016
Sources disclosed that the school girls who are currently with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, were rescued following intense pressure mounted on the gang following the arrest of their colleague by a combine team of the IRT operatives and their counterpart at the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja.
It was gathered that the police and the kidnappers reached a compromise which does not involve money before the school girls were rescued.
Steve Ayorinde also confirmed that 3 of the suspected kidnappers have been arrested. See Tweet:
Recall that the that the gunmen, suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals stormed the school premises located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village at about 8pm on Monday, February 29 and took three girls away. The armed men reportedly gained entry from behind the school, by breaking the perimeter fence which served as protection for the boarders.No ransom was paid. Three of the arrested suspected kidnappers will be paraded shortly as Governor Ambode and CP address the media shortly— Steve Ayorinde (@stevoree) March 6, 2016
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has commended the police for rescuing the girls, describing the police as courageous. The state’s Commissioner for Information & Strategy, in a tweet on Sunday, via his Twitter handle, @stevoree said:
The three abducted school girls in Ikorodu have been rescued by the Police. Lagos is working. Gov Ambode salutes the courage of the Police— Steve Ayorinde (@stevoree) March 6, 2016
@AkinwunmiAmbode salutes Police for rescuing Barbington school girlshttps://t.co/jbDI0vPMvh @stevoree @followlasg pic.twitter.com/1atpYHST4Q— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) March 6, 2016