There was tension yesterday, in the homes of the parents of the six kidnapped Senior Secondary School students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, after the abductors’ refused to communicate with them.
Although some of the parents claimed not to have heard from the kidnappers for one week, others said they had not been in touch with them for three days. According to them, the emotional trauma they are presently going through is better imagined than experienced.
It was however gathered that since the abduction of their children on May 24, some of the parents who are self employed have not been able to attend to their businesses. One of them who spoke with a leading media house yesterday, mentioned that he wonders why the kidnappers stopped communicating with them after collecting N10 million which they gathered together.
These were the exact words of the parent; “the last time I personally heard from them was last week. It was one of us (parents) that they told that they were training our children on how to use arms on Saturday. Why have they stopped speaking to us after collecting money from us? As it is now, we don’t know if all is well with our children. When the money was gathered, they instructed that only two people should come with it. But they later reduced the number to one because they weren’t sure if the second person could be a security agent.
The person that took the money down was delayed for five hours before he was eventually asked to drop it at Epe. He then reported that there was nobody around except a fisher man who was far away, at the time he dropped the money where he was instructed to. Thereafter, he was instructed on phone to leave the place and warned never to look back. Nobody came to receive the money from him physically as expected”.