Three girl students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu have been abducted by gunmen at about 8pm on Monday.
The Nation reports that the criminals who struck from behind the school, gained entry into the school by breaking the perimeter fence which served as protection for the boarding students from the thick bush surrounding it.
The armed men suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals stormed the school premises located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and a team of crack detectives are currently investigating the case as they were seen at the school premises till about 4am on Tuesday.
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The abduction of the female students from Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS) has created unease for both the students and residents of the Ikorodu area.
The State command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police confirmed the incident, saying that efforts were on to track the abductors and rescue the girls.
“Yes, three female students were taken away by some criminals on Monday night but investigations are on to track then. At this moment, we cannot give you more information but you will be briefed as event unfolds,” she said.
The model private missionary school, Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary was founded on October 18, 1996 by late Most Reverend Joseph Abiodun Adetiloye.
Situated on about 25 acres of land, Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), is a co-educational secondary institution of Lagos Anglican Dioceses and was named after Late Reverend Thomas Babington Macaulay who was the founder of C.M.S. Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos in 1859.
Details of the incident still remain sketchy as at the time of reporting, more details to come soon…