As part of proactive measures to forestall a recurrence of the sad incident where some students were kidnapped at the Model College, Igbonla, the Lagos State Government has flagged off the construction of a watchtower to be mounted with security cameras in schools across the state.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode also permanently deployed armed security operatives and installed forty 250-watts halogen lamps for security surveillance in schools.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesegun Ogundeji, made this disclosure while announcing the reopening of the school on Monday, June 5, 2017.
“Teaching and learning resume at the Model College, Igbonla today (Monday). The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi and the Tutor-general/Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Margaret Solarin were at the school for a first-hand assessment of the situation.
“Also the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, and the Divisional Commander of Neighbourhood Safety Corps, Mr. Semi Lateef, were also on the ground to further ensure safety,” Ogundeji said.
Recall that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom and advised the mortified parents of the victims to meet with the school authorities and plan how to raise the money.
While the affected parents are left to deal with the trauma, other parents had trooped to the school in their numbers to withdraw their children.
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