Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has expressed condolences on the death of the bus driver of the abducted pupils of Apostolic Faith Nursery and Primary School, Emure Ekiti, Mr Olugbaye Taiwo.
It was reported that Olugbaye was killed by the kidnappers while in their custody.
The school pupils and their teachers were released on Sunday morning and are receiving medical treatment at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
Governor Oyebanji, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Olayinka Oyebode, expressed his condolences to the family of the late driver, assuring that the perpetrators of the heinous crime would be apprehended and brought to book.
He said security agencies in the state have been put on red alert, adding that the government would not relent in the efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.