No fewer than three students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu have been abducted by gunmen. It was gathered that the criminals who struck from behind the school, took three girls away at about 8pm on Monday. The armed men suspected to be dislodged pipeline vandals stormed the school premises located at Agunfoye-Lugbusi village.
It was learnt that the criminals gained entry into the school by breaking the perimeter fence which served as protection for the boarding students from the thick bush surrounding it.
The abduction of the female students from BMJS has created unease in the police such that the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni and a team of crack detectives were at the school premises till about 4am on Tuesday.
Confirming the incident, the state command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police said that efforts were on to track the abductors and rescue the girls.
“Yea, three female students were taken away by some criminals on Monday night but investigations are on to track then. At this moment, we cannot give you more information but you will be briefed as event unfolds,” she said.
The model private missionary school, BMJS was founded on October 18, 1996 by late Most Reverend Joseph Abiodun Adetiloye.
Situated on about 25 acres of land, BMJS is a co-educational Secondary institution of Lagos Anglican Dioceses and was named after Late Reverend Thomas Babington Macaulay who was the founder of C.M.S. Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos in 1859.