BREAKING: Kidnapped NTIC students released


The school building at Isheri, Ogun State, near Ojodu Berger, Lagos.

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*Showers of praises, thanks on Buhari, Police, DSS, Military, others over release of victims

The teachers and students of the Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC) in Ogun State who were abducted on the 14th of this month, have been released.

The spokesperson of the college, Cemal Yigit‎, said in a statement Tuesday, “We wish to inform the general public that the kidnapped students and staff of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) Ogun State, have regained freedom.”

He said the victims were released on Tuesday evening after a painstaking collaborative effort by the relevant security agencies in the country.‎

The statement said further: “The management of NTIC wishes to express our gratitude to the relevant security agencies for their efforts in securing the release of the three students, one Turkish teacher, a cook and three supervisors. We also wish to extend our appreciation to the government and good people of Ogun state for their support throughout the difficult period.”

The statement also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, and the Chief of Army Staff for their role in the release of the abducted people.

Recall The DEFENDER was the first to break the news of the incidence to Lagos and Ogun states’ police commands shortly after it was contacted by management of the school through some of its (school’s) friends.  The commissioner of police (Lagos), Area Commander, Area G Command, Lagos and Ogun State Police Command’s quick actions that night this online media had described as commendable responses.

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