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Lagos Police begins manhunt for Airforce general’s abductors

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Nigerian Police has commenced a manhunt for the the gunmen that abducted a Air Vice Marshal, Sikiru Smith (retd.) in the Ajah, Eti-Osa Local Government area of Lagos State.

As gathered, the law enforcement agency’s command in Lagos has deployed its tactical team after the retired general’s abductors, as part of strategy to rescue him and apprehend the perpetrators.

Smith, it was learnt, is a cousin to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, who was a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

The spokesman for the Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, made the confirmation on Tuesday through a short message posted on a Whatsapp group, saying “We are aware of the Ajah incident. We are on it”.

The retired Airforce personnel, who is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited, a dredging and engineering firm, was said to be supervising work on a site in the Ajah axis when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically to scare everyone away yesterday.
The aide to the abductee, meanwhile, narrated that the gunmen whisked the retired general away in a waiting speedboat and sped away.

According to an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, the retired Airforce officer engaged the gunmen in a struggle but was subdued.

“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 stated.

 

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