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BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap AVM Smith in Lagos

Admin 28-Sep-2021 Nigeria_News


Gunmen on Monday evening kidnapped a former Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Sikiru Oladimeji Smith (rtd) in Lagos.

Smith, according to an SOS voicen ote sent out by his driver, Corporal Odiji, was kidnapped at a site in Ajah by hooded men around Blenco area and taken to a boat which rode towards Ikorodu axis.

In the one minute and four seconds audio, the Corporal said: “Good evening house. Please, this is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji, attached to AVM Smith. Oga was just moved from the site we were working. Some gunmen wearing mask just came, pulled him out of the site.

“They shot everywhere and took him away. I was nearby where he asked me to fix his vehicle. I am his driver. As I was coming back, I saw them where they went on a boat through the water. I was not armed. So, I ran to the site and found Oga’s glasses and where he struggled with them before they took him off.

“Please, somebody should pass the message. They went from Blenco area in Ajah and rode towards Ikorodu area on the water.”

Report of the retired senior military officer is coming barely two days after hooded gunmen also abducted one Kingsley Ogbuagu around Catholic Church of the Visitation, Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area (LGA).

Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu who took to his Facebook page to break the news on Sunday, urged the police to check their cells to know if those who took Ogbuagu were operatives.

Contacted for reaction, police spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu said he would make findings and revert.

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