THIS is the second time in a year that a school would be targeted by kidnappers in Lagos State. Last February, a school in Ikorodu was invaded by kidnappers, but fortunately, these evil people were apprhended by the police.
Nobody thought another attack on a school in the state could happen again, so the kidnap of a school vice principal, a teacher and four students last week in Epe is a cause for concern.
It means educational institutions are now being targeted for ransom payments. I, however, believe that the police in Lagos State will do everything in its power to apprehend the culprits.
Having said this, I want to urge school administrators in the state to put in extra precaution in order to prevent future occurrence of such incidents.
School administrators should also ensure that their environments are kept clean all the time, especially if they have bushes close to their schools. The father of one of the kidnapped students said the little boy expressed concern over the bushy environment of the school while he was being taken to school.
It is also important for everyone in schools to be vigilant these days, particularly when they notice strange faces lurking around their environments.
I pray that those currently in the kidnappers’ den will be rescued as soon as possible.
- Joshua Adekola,