The Federal Capital Territory, FTC, Administration has clarified that no school child was abducted at Nyanya, a suburb of the nation’s capital or any other part of the FCT on Tuesday contrary to reports in a section of the social media.
What happened was that at about 7am on Tuesday, some armed men snatched one of the school buses of Divine International Academy, Nyanya. However, all the children had disembarked and were safely in the school premises when the incident occurred.
The snatched bus was recovered later in the afternoon of the same day at Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. Two men found in the bus were promptly arrested by security agencies.
It should be recalled that panic was created on Tuesday morning in Nyanya and its environs as rumours made the rounds especially via the social media about an alleged abduction of school children in Nyanya.
FCT Secretary of Education, Mallam Kabir Usman said that relevant security agencies were immediately contacted and the school premises were secured. Security already in place in other school premises were similarly enhanced as security agencies launched investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, residents of the FCT are enjoined to remain calm and vigilant as they go about their lawful activities. The Administration will continue to treat the security of lives and property in FCT as matters of utmost importance.