Gunmen on speed boat have abducted Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
Smith, who is a retired general, is a cousin of former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith.
According to Punch, the retired general was supervising work on a site in Ajah on Monday, when the gunmen invaded the place, shot sporadically, and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat.
An SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, said the retired AVM battled the gunmen before he was overpowered by the gunmen.
“This is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith. They just abducted him from the site where we were working. Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now. They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.
“As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them. Please pass this information. It is an emergency,” Odiji said.
When contacted, the Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu, promised to make inquiries and give a detailed response in due course.
The Spokesman for the Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, also promised to make inquiries and provide information on the matter later.
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen killed an Anglican Priest for inviting soldiers to protect the school under his supervision in Imo State.