By Olawale Jokotoye
The new Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG , Zone 2, Kayode Aderanti, on Tuesday gave an assurance that the kidnapped students and staff of the Nigeria Turkish International School, Isheri, Ogun, would be released within 24 hours.
Aderanti gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen shortly after his visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his hill top residence in Abeokuta.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that eight students and staff of the Nigeria Turkish International College in Ogun were recently abducted from the school by unidentified gunmen.
The AIG, however, said that he spoke with the leader of the search team shortly before his visit and that he got a positive response from him.
He denied rumours that the families of the victims had been paying ransom, insisting that “no ransom has been paid.’’
Aderanti commended the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, for putting in place an effective security system in the state.
He urged residents of Ogun to partner with the police to ensure that lives and property were properly secured