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Mother of Abducted BMJS student Deborah Akinayo Slumps after dry fasting



The mother of one of the abducted school girls from Babington Macauley Junior Seminary (BMJS), Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Friday, slumped and was taken to an undisclosed hospital.

Deborah Akinayo’s mother, collapse after four days of dry fasting she embarked upon for God to intervene in the abduction of her daughter, the Nation reports.

It would be recalled that Timilehin Olosa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo were abducted on Monday night by a 10-man gang who reportedly entered the school compound through a gaping hole in the school’s fence.

The kidnappers had also insisted on a N10 million ransom, despite pleas by the woman’s family, who it was learnt have raised a million naira.

According to reports, the woman’s health took a twist after the girls were not freed yesterday morning as allegedly expected. She was said to have placed much hope in pledges by security agencies to rescue them yesterday.

A source said, “The woman had high hopes that the girls would be rescued last night but when the kidnappers insisted on N10million, the woman whose family has raised a million Naira collapsed.

“She was rushed to a hospital on the mainland where they live. She was hospitalised but much later, she returned home yesterday.”

The source added that she had also been fasting since the girls were kidnapped, adding that the kidnappers are still insisting on N10 million and they have refused all pleas to accept the one million Naira the family has raised.

When contacted, the Lagos State Police command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police said she was not aware of the collapse.

“That information is not at my disposal, but the police has intensified their efforts to rescue the girls and we are hopeful the girls would soon be reunited with their loved ones,” the spokesperson said.

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