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Bandits Kidnap Politician PA, LSFS Boss & 4 Others At Kidnapping Hotspot In Ikorodu Lagos

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Bandits Kidnap Politician PA, LSFS Boss & 4 Others At Kidnapping Hotspot In Ikorodu Lagos

Some suspected bandits on Saturday night kidnapped the Acting Director of Lagos State Fire Service Rasaki Musibau and six others at Ejirin, along the Epe-Itoikin road, Ikorodu.

Among those kidnapped is the personal assistant to the vice chairman of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area.

The incident, it was gathered, occurred while the fire chief and others were returning to Lagos from Epe.

Accordingd to the Nation, the kidnappers had blocked the Itoikin bridge, ambushing occupants of a Sienna, Corolla and a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

A resident, who simply gave his name as Segun, who called to notify The Nation about the incident around 3pm, said the fire service chief and other people were ordered to alight from their vehicles and were whisked away.

He said the incident occurred in the evening.

“They (the kidnappers) didn’t take anything from the vehicles. The Fire Service acting director’s vehicle was there with his phone. We saw three vehicles at the spot. We were told that the kidnappers were just stopping vehicles on the road at Ejirin and after occupants of the three vehicles were taken, they hurriedly left the scene,” he said.

He doubted if the kidnappers knew Musibau before abducting him.

“They could have ransacked his vehicle and taken his phones away if they knew he is the Fire Service acting director,” he said.

Another resident said the abducted personal assistant to the vice chairman of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area drove his boss’ vehicle.

“The kidnappers might have thought it was the council’s vice chairman, unknown to them that the person driving the vehicle is the chairman’s aide. I think the man took his boss’ vehicle to a party. He was returning to Ejirin before he was abducted,” he said.

According to him, the kidnappers left two children of some of the women abducted on the scene of the incident.

Some residents alleged that occupants of an interstate bus were also kidnapped after the vehicle dropped off some passengers along the road and bystanders, pretending to be waiting for a bus to Lagos, entered.

A resident, who spoke to The Nation, said the interstate bus had stopped to drop off a passenger at Ejirin, adding that some other persons standing on the road joined the vehicle en route to Lagos.

“It happened on Saturday evening. It was around 7pm. It was one of these instate buses that ply that route. The bus stopped to drop off passengers and some people entered.

“But unknown to the driver and passengers, those who entered the bus were kidnappers and they took them to an unknown destination.

“It was a separate incident from that of the fire service director. The man and some others were coming from Epe to Lagos when the kidnappers ambushed them and took them away. This area is gradually turning to something else.

“We are worried because we know how bad it was then when farmers and their employees were being kidnapped daily. These boys are gradually starting again.

“We are calling on the authorities to act fast before it is too late,” said the source.

But the police denied that any commercial bus was involved, saying the total number of those affected were seven occupants of a Toyota Sienna, Corolla and an Opel SUV.

Saturday’s kidnap has sent shivers down the spines of residents of the axis who have for some time experienced respite from incessant kidnappings and armed banditry.



  1. Gbajumo Yinka

    April 8, 2019 at 2:57 AM

    u people are making Buhari more sad.

  2. Fifelomo

    April 8, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    I pray those kidnapped will return to their various home’s safely. This is not just pleasant.

  3. Jilo

    April 8, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    People are refereeing to Buhari today as killer because he signed the death warrant for 3 drug dealers in 1984. people gave negative remark about the martial law and proclaimed they preferred people doing drugs than killing them. What happened after that? Babangida legalized drugs and Nigerians love it that way. Before you put any Blame on Buhari, check yourself first. Nigeria love indiscipline and corruption and yet they are the ones who will first complain about the bad state of the Country when they start experiencing negative effect of their decision. Those kidnappers know some of law enforcement officers and after brown envelope the rest is history. Their Godfather also have connections in the government they are ready to bail them out.

    Only bad medicine can cure bad sore, there is no two way to this problem. If those initial kidnappers have been publicly executed, I don’t think anybody will dare risk his/her life for quick money. As the situation is going now the measure that you all refused to take is what you will eventually take i.e DEATH PENALTY.

  4. Rosy

    April 9, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    I see that kidnapping is one crime that will never end in this country since some of them are working for politicians and those that call themselves the protector of life and properties. nonsence

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