- Rasaki Musibau, acting director of the Lagos fire service, and seven others have been kidnapped by gunmen along Itoikin-Epe road in the state
- The police spokesman Bala Elkana, a deputy superintendent, has confirmed the incident
- Elkana said the state commissioner of police Zubairu Muazu, has visited the scene
The director of Lagos state fire service, Rasaki Musibau and six others were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night, April 6, on Iwoye bridge, along the Itoikin-Epe road, Ikorodu.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state police command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, saying that the police were on the trail of the abductors.
Elkana said that the state commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, had tasked the command’s anti kidnapping Unit to ensure that they rescue the seven persons abducted by the hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.
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He said: ''Those abducted include: Rasaki Musibau (Director of Fire Service in Lagos state), Mufutau Adams (a management staff of the Fire Service), Funmilayo Adelumo and Asiogu Martha.
''Others are: Lasisi Muka and two others. Vehicles recovered from the scene include a Toyota Sienna, a Toyota Corolla and an Opel Jeep.
''The CP in company with Tactical Units Commanders visited the crime scene in the early hours of Sunday, April 7.''
He assured the family of the victims that the command would be leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the victims are rescued unhurt,” Elkana said. The spokesman also assured Lagosians of their safety at all times.
He stressed that they had intensified patrols and surveillance along he Itoikin-Epe road, Ketu, Ereyun and other major highways in the state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, called on the federal government to use local hunters to tackle the menace of kidnapping and other crimes bedevilling some states in northern Nigeria.
Emir Sanusi made this call during a meeting with leaders of hunters in Kano organized by Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI), said Kano had tested the method noting that it worked perfectly.
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