Bandits kidnap teachers in Edo

Two teachers, a male and a female, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The two teachers were abducted on the day public and private schools resumed for academic activities.

They were kidnapped while teaching at Obi Primary School at Obi Camp in Avbiosi community Owan West local government area.

Witnesses said the gunmen invalded the school at about 10:30 am and ordered six teachers in the school to follow them after shooting sporadically.

The witness said four of the six teachers escaped while the gunmen succeeded in taking two away.

It was gathered that security operatives supported by hunters and vigilance group rescued the male teacher at night.

Confirming the abduction, Chairman of Owan West, Mr. Frank Ilaboya, assured that the female teacher identified as Mrs. Esther Alabi would soon be released.

Ilaboya who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Hassan Otinau, said all efforts were being made to release the teacher unhurt.

According to him, “We won’t relent until Mrs Alabi is released unhurt. We are on top of the situation and there is hope that she will be out in no time.

“Our thoughts are with the immediate family at this moment of uncertainty. Yes, we feel their pains, but we just have to keep up the tempo of our search as we did yesterday.

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