HAPPENING LIVE:One person Shot Dead and seven abducted by Bandit on Lagos-Ibadan Highway

Gunmen, purportedly dressed in military attire, reportedly abducted seven individuals along the Fidiwo stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday. During the attack, one person was fatally shot while attempting to escape.

According to an anonymous source, the armed assailants intercepted a vehicle carrying the victims, opened fire indiscriminately, abducted seven passengers, and fled with the captives into the nearby bush along the expressway.

In another vehicle, a female passenger who witnessed the incident and tried to escape was shot by the gunmen, resulting in critical injuries. Tragically, an unidentified woman in the same vehicle was fatally shot.

The source stated, “I received a report of a kidnapping incident along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday. I learned that the kidnappers were clad in military uniform, accosted a vehicle, kidnapped some occupants, and shot one person dead. I cannot confirm the exact number of persons kidnapped at this time.”

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, noting that the police had initiated a manhunt for the suspected kidnappers. The victims, including the parents of one Opeyemi Folarin, were traveling in a Toyota Hiace bus with the plate number NIGER SUL338 ZY when they were ambushed after passing the Fidiwo Bridge.

Seven people, including the parents of Folarin, were abducted and taken into the bush, while Folarin and four siblings were left behind. Another victim, Oyekunle Sola, a 35-year-old female traveling in a separate vehicle, was shot while attempting to escape and is currently undergoing treatment at Victory Hospital Ogere.

Oyekunle Sola reported approximately 15 kidnappers wearing army uniforms. The police initiated a rescue operation, leading to the liberation of one victim, Kasali Idris Adegoroye, on Tuesday. The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, assured residents of Ogun not to panic and reiterated efforts to rescue the remaining victims.

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HAPPENING LIVE:One person Shot Dead and seven abducted by Bandit on Lagos-Ibadan Highway