Mother Of Abducted Lagos Schoolgirl Slumps, Hospitalized (Pic Of One Of The Girls)

The trauma triggered by the abduction of three school girls from Babington Macauley Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu, Lagos State, is beginning to take a toll on their families.

The mother of one of the abducted girls slumped yesterday and had to be rushed to a hospital in Lagos for treatment.

The woman was said to have collapsed after four days of dry fasting she embarked upon for God to intervene in the matter.

Timilehin Olosa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo were abducted on Monday night by a 10-man gang of hoodlums said to have entered the school compound through a gaping hole in the school’s fence.

It was learnt that the woman’s health took a twist after the girls were not freed yesterday morning as expected.

She was said to have placed much hope in pledges by security agencies to rescue them by yesterday.

She was let home yesterday from the hospital after treatment.

The Nation gathered yesterday that the kidnappers were insisting on a N10million ransom, despite pleas by the woman’s family, who it was learnt have raised a million naira.

A source familiar with the development said:”the woman had high hopes that the girls would be rescued last night but when the kidnappers insisted on N10million, the woman whose family has raised a million Naira collapsed.

“She was rushed to a hospital on the mainland where they live. She was hospitalised but much later, she returned home.

“She has also been fasting since the girls were kidnapped. The kidnappers are still insisting on N10million. They have refused all pleas to accept the one million Naira the family has raised,” said a source.

The Lagos State Police command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police said she was not aware of the collapse.

“That information is not at my disposal,” she told The Nation when she was contacted.

But she said the police had intensified their efforts to rescue the girls, and was hopeful the girls would soon be reunited with their loved ones


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