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Abducted Lagos Fire Service Chief, six others regain freedom

Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau and six others who were kidnapped recently have been released after spending three days in captivity

Mr. Musibau and the other victims were released on Tuesday night.

Musibau was kidnapped alongside six others persons along the Epe-Itokin Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, on Saturday night, while they were returning to Lagos from Epe.

SaharaReporters had reported on Monday that the kidnappers contacted the family of Musibau to demand a ransom, but they did not want to reveal the details in order not to jeopardise his freedom.

According to DSP Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Musibau and others have been released by their abductors.

Elkana said: “On 09/04/2019 at about 11.45pm, the Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau and 6 others kidnapped on 06/04/19 at about 8.00pm, at Ketu-Ereyun, Ikorodu were released unhurt by their abductors. The Victims have since reunited with their families.

“The Command’s Tactical teams are still in the creeks and forests combating the hoodlums.” 

Elkana stated that “a water-tight security measures are emplaced across the State to forestall future occurrence” while appreciating everyone who gave the force needed information to facilitate the rescue of the victims”.

He did not mention, though, whether a ransom was paid to free the Fire Service Chiefs and others abducted along with him.


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