One of the students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, that regained their freedom at the weekend, Ramon Isiaq, has revealed what they passed through in hands of their abductors.
The 16-year-old Senior Secondary School student said the criminals kept them under the rain in the camp.
He also said they were only allowed to bath once in a week and fed with poorly cooked food.
He said, “After they kidnapped us that day (May 25), we were kept around our school, while a (police) helicopter was patrolling the area. They asked us to hide in a bush so that people in the helicopter would not see us . In the midnight, they sent a boat to pick us.
“The following day, they gave us spaghetti. We ate the same thing in the afternoon and evening. They told us that some security men were sent to fight them, but they killed the men. They threatened that we would die there.
“We were seven in an uncompleted building. The seventh person is a man that was looking after us. It was a bad experience. We didn’t enjoy our sleep.
“We always prayed that rain would not fall. If rain fell, it would beat us. Sometimes, they didn’t give us food; at times they gave us food once in a day. At other times , they wouldn’t give us food at all. We ate together . We bathed once or twice in a week.”
“After some time, I met with their boss called ‘Chief’ or ‘Chairman’ that we did not enjoy the food they cooked for us and that we should be allowed to prepare our food by ourselves. They didn’t allow us to move around.”
The students were released around on Friday after 64 days in captivity and have been reunited with their parents.