Two pupils of Glory Land Group of Schools in Edo have been kidnapped.
The schoolchildren were abducted on Tuesday at 5.35 p.m. on the Igarra-Auchi Road, near Ikpeshi, Akoko Edo local government area.
The spokesman for the police command in the state, SP Kontongs Bello, confirmed the abduction and said policemen, soldiers and vigilantes were combing bushes to rescue the pupils.
“Two students were kidnapped, but efforts are on to rescue them unhurt. ’Men of the Nigeria Police, soldiers and vigilantes, are already combing bushes to rescue the students,” he said.
It was gathered that the vehicle in which the pupils were travelling in company with other pupils was intercepted at gunpoint, and the abductors dragged the two pupils from the vehicle into a bush.
The schoolchildren were said to be returning to Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo, after school when they were kidnapped.