The Parents of the six school children kidnapped at Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos, on May 25 have cried out that they are in panic after their children’s abductors stopped communicating since they collected N10m ransom on Thursday, June 8.
One of the parents, whose kidnapped child is 14 years old, said they sold most of their valuables to raise the N10m which was given to the kidnappers.
The parent told Punch:
“They were angry that we brought just N10m. They said they would take nothing less than N50m. Now we are all in panic because they have refused to speak with us since that day,” she said.
According to her, as all avenues of help have failed, families have resorted to prayer and fasting.
“Some people sold their houses, some others, valuable property. We have reached the wall now. All our hope is in prayers,” she said.
A father of one of the victims, who also expressed the same fear over the fact that the kidnappers no longer communicate with them, also expressed the anger that the Lagos State Government had done nothing to douse their apprehension.
He said if the government was indeed doing something to ensure the return of their children, the least it could do was have a meeting with the parents to explain what was going on.