Following their release from the kidnappers’ den, the students and teachers of the Apostolic Faith Groups of School in Emure-Ekiti, Emure local government area, are currently undergoing medical care at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.
The freed victims, consisting of five pupils and three teachers, were released by their abductors in the early hours of Sunday, February 4th.
Acting on the Governor’s directive, the state commissioner for health and human services, Oyebanji Filani, accompanied by ministry officials, transported the students and teachers from Emure Ekiti to the hospital.
The EKSUTH Chief Medical Director, Professor Kayode Olabanji, informed newsmen that medical examinations have begun to assess the health condition of the eight victims.
Professor Olabanji highlighted that the school children and their teachers are undergoing medical and therapeutic treatment to alleviate the psychological trauma resulting from the kidnapping experience.
He assured that the five pupils and their three teachers are clinically stable and receiving care from a multidisciplinary team of medical personnel.
Governor Abiodun Oyebanji, who visited EKSUTH shortly after his return from Abuja, interacted with each victim at the Accident and Emergency Ward, congratulating them on regaining freedom.
He pledged to ensure the apprehension and punishment of the criminals responsible for the kidnapping and the unfortunate death of the bus driver, Taiwo Olugbaye.
Expressing condolences for the bus driver’s death, the Governor emphasized the government’s commitment to apprehending the criminals involved, including those responsible for the killing of two traditional rulers in the state.