The kidnappers who stormed Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, on Monday night, abducting three Senior Secondary School female students are said to have reduced the ransom to N20 million per student against their initial demand for N100 million for each student. Meanwhile a female Senior Secondary School student ( names withheld) has narrated how she escaped being caught by the gunmen.
Explaining her ordeal to her guardian who visited from Enugu State yesterday, the science student said in tears: “We were reading for our test billed for Tuesday morning , that night when we heard the first gun shot. We ignored it, thinking it was fire crackers. Then, another shot followed. At that point, we were scared . One of us jokingly said, ‘those people that attempted to strike the other day have come o.‘ Hearing that, I froze and started praying.
“Before we could think of the next thing to do, three SSS1 students ran into our class room, screaming: Robbers! We all ran out in our confused states , only to bump into four armed men. We ran back towards the window, where we struggled to jump out from. At that point, one of the gunmen held my cloth from behind. In my attempt to free myself from his grips, a student fell down. He (gunman) left me and held the student that fell by the leg, while I ran with all my strength until I got to the hostel.”