Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Freed Lagos pupils begin trauma therapy

The freed six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have commenced therapeutic treatment ,to relieve them of the trauma of their captivity.

The children were debriefed for about four hours on Monday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Their parents were not allowed access to the session reportedly organised by a team of psychologists and other medical experts.

The children  were dropped at a creek in Ondo State around 12pm on Friday after kidnappers collected fresh N5m.

They were reunited with their parents in Lagos later in the day and taken to LASUTH, where their blood samples were collected for medical examinations.

PUNCH Metro learnt that a history of their experience in the kidnappers’ den was also taken by the medical experts, who took them though a trauma therapy, which lasted for over four hours.

A parent said the exercise focused on assisting the pupils to get over the shock and relate well with their environment after 64 days in captivity.

He said, “The hospital debriefed them. They tried to liberate them from the trauma and make them be themselves again. They want to bring them close to the environment. There is no strange behaviour noticed for now.”

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