UPDATE: Driver Kidnapped with Ekiti Pupils was Killed – Police

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The Ekiti Police Command has confirmed that the driver of the bus conveying the school children and teachers was killed at the kidnappers den.

The police Public Relation Officer, Sunday Abutu gave the revelation while confirming the release of the school children and their teachers.

Abutu explained that those who regained their freedom include five students and three staff of the school while the driver identified as Taye Rasaki was killed by the dare-devil kidnappers.

Other victims were rescued today at about 1:30am but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was unexpectedly killed by the abductors.”

The gunmen last Monday ambushed a bus conveying the school children and staff of of Apostolic Faith Group School, Emure Ekiti on their way back to their homes at Eporo on the road and whisked nine among the occupants away, leaving the bus empty on the road.

The kidnappers were said to have reach out to the families of the abducted pupils and demanded N100m ransom for each of the nine persons in their den.

The abductors, however, on Thursday reduced the ransom to N15m for all the abductees with threat to kill the victims if the money was not paid on time.

However, on Sunday morning, reprieve came their way as the bandits set them free.

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