Lagos Fire Service director, others abducted

The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, and six others have been kidnapped.

They were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday at about 8 p.m. on Iwoye Bridge, along the Itoikin-Epe Road, Ikorodu.

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. He said the police were on the trail of the abductors.

Mr Elkana said that the State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, had tasked the command’s anti-kidnapping unit to ensure that they rescue the seven persons abducted by the hoodlums.

“Those abducted include Rasaki Musibau (Director of Fire Service in Lagos State), Mufutau Adams (a management staff of the Fire Service), Mrs Funmilayo Adelumo and Asiogu Martha.

“Others are Lasisi Muka and two others.

“Vehicles recovered from the scene include a Toyota Sienna, a Toyota Corolla and an Opel Jeep.

”The CP in company with Tactical Units Commanders visited the crime scene in the early hours of Sunday.

“He assured the family of the victims that the command would be leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the victims are rescued unhurt,” Mr Elkana said.

The spokesman also assured Lagosians of their safety at all times.

He said the police have intensified patrols and surveillance along he Itoikin-Epe road, Ketu, Ereyun and other major highways in the state.