Residents of Kabusa community went into panic mode on Tuesday after three siblings, Marvelous, Alex and Rehoboth Sunday went missing from Star Child Academy in the Federal Capital Territory.
Their mother got to know about their disppearance when she went to pick them up from school.
All efforts conducted by the school authority, teachers and residents proved abortive.
PUNCH reports that the development sparked protest among women in the community.
A family friend, Benson Ubong, explained that residents checked every nook and cranny of Kabusa from the day of the incident till Wednesday, adding that the children were not found.
Ubong said; “The father of the three children is my colleague and we live in the same area. Around 1.28pm on Tuesday, we were sitting together and having some conversation when a call from his wife came in. She said she went to the school to pick up the three children, but they were nowhere to be found. The father immediately put a call through to the owner of the school.
“The woman was not really cooperating at that moment; their dad was upset. About 20 minutes later, he left the place of work and dashed to his residence. He then reported the incident at a police station.
“On Wednesday, women in the community, both young and old, protested at the school and the police station. After then, there was information that somewhere around Waru, there were corpses of some children; we went there and there was nothing like that.
“Up till now, we don’t know where they are; their parents and the entire community have been thrown into mourning. The family recently lost one of their children and now all of the surviving children are nowhere to be found. They are two females and one male. The first one is eight years old, the second is six years old and the last is two years old.”
The FCT police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.
She said all the teachers in the school, alongside the proprietor, had been arrested over the matter.
Adeh said; “The matter was reported to us. We have arrested all the teachers and the proprietor of the school. The case has now been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.”