Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the release of kidnapped boys of Igbonla Government College, Epe in Lagos.
A tweet Friday night by his spokesman, Laolu Akande conveyed Osinbajo’s joy.
“Congrats to Lagos State Governor on release of kidnapped boys. He worked very hard with FG agencies, Ondo, Delta governments & Nigerian Navy for the result”, Akande tweeted,
Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf were abducted on May 25, 2017.
They released at Aboto Creek in Ilaje local government of Ondo state on Friday.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Government has welcomed the release of the students.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde congratulated the parents of the students and all concerned stakeholders over the development.
He disclosed that the students would undergo series of medical tests and trauma therapy before they are reunited with their families.
“This is a welcome development and the State Government has always believed that the students would be released unhurt.
“The news of their release is therefore a confirmation of that belief and we are glad that they would be reuniting with their families.
“It is on record that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration has invested massively on equipment and welfare of security personnel so as to ensure that the State remains safe for residents and investors.
“This Government has already taken giant steps to secure all our schools especially those in the suburbs and riverine areas.
“We are confident that the steps taken so far will go a long way in nipping a repeat of such in the bud,” Ayorinde said.