Lagos: Police launch rescue mission for kidnapped 13-year-old student 


Police in Lagos have launched a rescue mission for a 13-year-old female student, Miracle Adereti Kolawole, said to have been kidnapped by a yet- to- be identified gang in Lagos on Friday, while on her way back home from school in the Ikotun suburb of the state.

Miracle’s father, Mr. Adereti Oluwadare Segun, said he dropped Miracle and her younger sister at the bus stop where the school bus usually picks them in the morning and headed to his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport where he works as an air traffic communicator with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA. He later received a distress call in the afternoon that the youngster had been kidnapped on her way home from the bus stop.

When our reporter visited the home of the Aderetis on Sunday, sympathisers were seen gathered consoling the family while they discussed the rise in cases of kidnapping in the state, while  calling on the police to beef off security as the yuletide season sets in.

At the Afonka police station, Egbeda, Alimosho area of Lagos state, where the incident was reported, a police incident report seen by our reporter showed that the kidnapped case was reported on the same day while the investigation and rescue team was led by one Inspector Ogidiolu Olajimi.

A police officer in mufti who declines to disclose his identity told our correspondent that the police rescue team is on the trail of the hoodlum who perpetrated the act, adding that it has political coloration as the kidnappers appeared to have assumed Mr. Adereti to be a wealthy politician in the locality.

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