assailants entered into the community through the waterways around 8am
and first shot sporadically into the air.
condition of anonymity, said the suspected militants had actually taken
nine hostages, adding that only four were taken away because the boat
could not take all the victims.
8am. The gunmen were between eight and 10 in number. They came in a
speedboat and shot into the air for about five minutes. They kidnapped
nine people and put them in their operational boat. But when they saw
that the boat could not take all of them, they decided to go with only
Squad were alerted and they responded to the situation. As I speak with
you, the landlords are deliberating on the incident.”
Lagos and Ogun states division visited the scene, adding that efforts
were on to ensure the release of the victims.
were there to assess the situation because that place i s a boundary
area between the two states,” he said.
State Police Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, but
said the area was under the jurisdiction of the Lagos command.
Lagos State, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the command had started
investigation into the incident, adding that the suspects would be
arrested and the victims rescued unhurt.