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Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata condemns abduction of two teachers in Delta

by Mustapha Olamide
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The member representing the Uvwie Constituency within the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata has condemned Tuesday’s abduction of two teachers at Ohorhe lyceum in Uvwie government Area of the state.

Hon Ighrakpata, who is that the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, described the incident as unfortunate and capable of affecting effective teaching and learning due to the fear it might instil within the teachers and students.

He challenged the enforcement agencies to quickly mobilize to secure the discharge of the victims unhurt and apprehend the culprits.

Hon. Ighrakpata urged parents to point out greater commitment to the upbringing of their wards and monitor their friends against wrong associations.

It will be recalled that two teachers of Ohorhe lyceum in Uvwie government Area of Delta State were reportedly abducted by gun-wielding assailants on Tuesday.

The assailants said to be wearing army uniform, allegedly stormed the varsity during a gold colour Toyota Highlander and held both teachers and students hostage for hours before they whisked faraway from their victims.

Sources said the gunmen drove into the varsity and headed to the school’s staff room, where the teachers were relaxing and abducted three.

Some students, who were said to be within the staff room during the melee, reportedly fled through every available exit points.

“I was within the village. i used to be sitting with my two brothers. i’m not living here. I came for a visit. subsequent minute, what we heard was: ‘kidnappers, kidnappers.’”

“So we spent to the varsity . Before getting there, the abductors had already gone.

“Then we visited meet the teachers and that they started explaining that some gunmen came into the varsity in army uniform, that they drove in one gold colour Highlander.

“When they came, they parked. After a while , they decreased . They entered the staff room wielding guns and abducted three teachers.

“When our community boys heard the shout of kidnappers, they started running towards the direction of the varsity . They met the Highlander beginning of the varsity premises and that they pointed a gun at the boys.

“The boys spent there with their empty hands, no cutlass, no wood, and nothing; in order that they had to backtrack as there was nothing they might neutralize that situation.

“They started shouting to draw attention because the school is on the brink of the road. Before others came, the abductors were already gone,” a source further narrated.

The Police PR Officer (PPRO), Delta State Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, had confirmed the incident to TribuneOnline saying: “two teachers reportedly abducted,” as against earlier reports that three teachers were abducted.

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