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Breaking: Abducted Ekiti pupils, staff regain freedom after 7 days in captivity

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After seven harrowing days in captivity, pupils and staff of Apostolic Faith Group School in Emure, Ekiti State, were released by their abductors on Sunday morning.

Among those freed were five students and three staff members, while the driver, Taye Rasaki, tragically lost his life at the hands of the daring kidnappers.

The ordeal began when gunmen ambushed a bus transporting the schoolchildren and staff back to their homes in Eporo on Monday, snatching nine individuals and leaving the bus abandoned on the road.

Demanding a ransom of N100 million for each captive, the kidnappers initially held firm to their demand, but later reduced it to N15 million for all nine hostages, threatening dire consequences if the payment wasn’t made promptly.

However, relief finally came on Sunday morning when the bandits decided to release their captives.

Hon. Adebayo Oluwatosin, chairman of Emure Council Area in Ekiti State, confirmed the news, stating that the victims are currently safe in the palace of the Elemure of Emure Ekiti.

But while the other eight regained their freedom, the driver, Rasaki, met a tragic end.

Confirming the development, Ekiti State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Sunday Abutu said: “All victims were rescued today at about 1:30 am but unfortunately, we lost the driver who was suspected killed by the abductors

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