It was a nightmare for students of the Babington Macurley Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu, Lagos, early Tuesday as unknown gunmen allegedly broke into the school and kidnapped three students.
The gunmen, suspected to be displaced pipeline vandals, attacked the school premises at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village at about 8pm on Monday, February 29, and took the three girls captive as they got away The Nation reports.
Eye witnesses report that the armed vandals gained entry into the school by breaking the perimeter fence from the rear side which served as protection for the boarding students.
Responding to the unwelcome development, the Lagos state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and a team of plainclothes detectives, were at the school premises till the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Spokesman for the state command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident and said that no stone will be left unturned in rescuing the girls and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“Yea, three female students were taken away by some criminals on Monday night but investigations are on to track then. At this moment, we cannot give you more information but you will be briefed as event unfolds,” she said, but refused to comment on rumours that there were more than three girls abducted.