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I AM WORKING TIRELESSLY TO ENSURE KIDNAPPED STUDENTS RETURN SAFELY – AMBODE SAYS

By Bankole Wright

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said he feels inadequate being unable to quickly rescue pupils kidnapped from the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe.

Ambode said this while speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja.

He said something was amiss as this was the second time such incident would happen in the school.

The governor said he had already brought the issue to the notice of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the nation’s service chiefs.

He said, “If there is anything that makes me feel terribly inadequate, it is my inability to quickly get those schoolchildren back.

“I want to assure everybody that we are on top of it. We cannot be putting all the efforts that we are making on the pages of newspapers. That will jeopardise our efforts to recover those children.

“I cannot compromise their security just because I want to look good in the eyes of the public. But believe me, I am working 24hours a day to make sure that they come back safely.

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