Efforts to reach the school administrators for comments proved abortive as the phone number of the school’s media representative, Cema Yigit, was switched off around 11pm.
When our correspondent got through to the Ogun State Police Command, the spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the story, stating that the staff members, who are Turkish nationals and the schoolchildren were abducted on Friday evening.
He said, “I just called the division which covers the area and it is true. According to the information at my disposal, the victims were abducted at gunpoint on the school premises. We do not know yet if some Nigerian staff members were among those kidnapped.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command, has deployed the anti-kidnapping unit and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad as well as other police operatives in the area.
“Even the area commander of Sagamu and all the divisional police officers of surrounding areas are on the ground. He has directed that the kidnapped victims must be rescued unhurt.”