Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai
Some gunmen on Saturday attacked Lekki Gardens
in the Isheri area of Lagos State and
kidnapped four residents.
the eye wittiness saidthat the assailants entered
into the community through the waterways around
8am and first shot sporadically into the air.
the gang whisked
away their victims in a speedboat.
It was gathered that the residents were on an early
morning jogging exercise when they were taken
A community leader, who spoke on 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.
He said, “The incident happened around 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 four.
“The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad were
alerted and they responded to the situation. As I
speak with you, the landlords are deliberating on
He explained that as of 8pm on Saturday, the
families of the victims had yet to be contacted for
A police source said policemen from the Lagos and
Ogun states division visited the scene, adding that
efforts were on to ensure the release of the victims.
“The police from Ogun and Lagos states were there
to assess the situation because that place i s a
boundary area between the two states,” he said.
The acting spokesperson for the Ogun State Police
Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the
incident, but said the area was under the
jurisdiction of the Lagos command.
He explained that the Ogun police only supported
with some of its operatives.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, SP
Dolapo Badmos, said the command had started
investigation into the incident, adding that the
suspects would be arrested and the victims