Naomi Gabriel —
It has been reported that some unidentified gunmen yesterday allegedly kidnapped two married women before a repeat of the same incident on Sunday in Ayobo Housing Scheme Extension, Oshin area of Ayobo-Ipaja in Lagos State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this comes after some gunmen invaded the area allegedly kidnapped three persons and killed two others between Friday and Sunday in the same area.
The Financial Secretary of the Landlords’ Association in the area , Mr James Ojuade while speaking to NAN yesterday said the gunmen, who allegedly killed two men and kidnapped two sisters on Friday, allegedly kidnapped another man on Sunday.
He said that the gunmen came through the boundary between Lagos State and Ogun and escaped with their victims inside a boat.
“About 6.00 p.m. on Friday, four men, who were armed with guns, broke into the residence of one Mr Rashidi Salami, beat his wife mercillessly and took away his two married daughters who came to visit them, he said.
“Two neighbours, who intercepted and wanted to prevent them from escaping with the women, were shot dead, before they escaped with their victims.
“The deceased: Messrs Nurudeen Olanrenwaju and Idris Olowolayemo were buried yesterday according to Muslim rites,” Ojuade said.
He added that the gunmen came again on Sunday at 1.00 p.m. to the building next to where they allegedly kidnapped the two women on Friday and kidnapped one Mr Kehinde, whom he said had just returned from church.
“Immediately Kehinde parked his car, the gunmen jumped into his compound and started shooting bullets into his building. They captured him and escaped again to Ogun through a canoe”.
He called on the state government to come to their aid and provide security for the area.
“We want the government to erect police post in Oshin to reduce criminality in the area. We want the police to help us rescue the three people who had been kidnapped”, he said.