The abductors of the pupils and teachers of the Apostolic School, Emure-Ekiti, have contacted their parents and demanded a N10 million ransom for each person.
The school bus moving the pupils and teachers, as well as the driver, was hijacked at about 5:00 p.m. on Monday at Eporo-Ekiti, in the Emure area of the state.
Investigations revealed that six pupils, three teachers and the bus driver were abducted and taken to the forest.
However, it was reported that the abductors had contacted the parents and relatives of the victims on Tuesday, demanding N10 million for each of the victims as ransom to release them.
“They were kidnapped after their school bus was intercepted in Eporo-Ekiti, at a location that shares a boundary with Ondo State, on Monday evening while returning home from school.
“I have a tenant whose wife and child were among the victims. The man received a call from the kidnappers on Tuesday afternoon, and they demanded N10 million each for the 10 victims with them.
“Altogether, the gunmen said they wanted N100 million for the victims; they threatened to harm them if the parents did not raise the money quickly. There is confusion and apprehension in the land at the moment,” the source said.