Police collusion alleged in Lagos students’ kidnapping

ng policeFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A LAXITY and possible corruption by security agencies has been blamed for the spate of kidnappings that have rendered Nigerian schools unsafe for children.
The Human Rights Writers of Nigeria (HURIWA) said in some instances, police might be conniving with the kidnappers and other perpetrators of such crimes bedevilling the West African country.
The concern by the rights group comes weeks exactly a month after some six students were abducted from a college in the commercial capital Lagos.
Kidnappers have refused to release the tertiary scholars despite parents pooling together N10 million (R410 350) as ransom. Kidnappers are demanding double the amount and have been relocating the victims from one camp to another and evaded arrest.
HURIWA however slammed state security for alleged inaction and complicity.
“This Lagos school kidnap incident isn’t the first or second time of its kind. Could it be that the police or other security officials are involved just as how soldiers and police are being fingered for playing one role or the other in the case of Evan the so-called billionaire kidnapper?”
Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, allegedly one of the most notorious kidnappers in the country, was arrested recently after a lengthy run from the law reportedly aided by police.
He is also a famous millionaire.
Alleging possible collusion between criminals and police, Onwubiko called for reforms.
“These spectacular failures to combat the unprecedented rise in invasions of public schools by armed hoodlums have exposed the underbelly of these various security agencies. It is a direct call for immediate but comprehensive reforms for the promotion and protection of national security.”
Assistant Inspector General of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, assured parents the kidnapped students would be rescued.
“All hands are on deck to ensure the safe return of their (parents’) wards,” he said.
CAJ News

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