Sunday, 18 September 2016

Gunmen Kidnap 6 Month Old Baby, 3 Women in Epe, Lagos, SW Nigeria

A six-month-old baby and 3 women were abducted by suspected militants on Friday morning at Ogbodu Isiwo, Epe in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria.

The abducted women said to be farmers were reportedly kidnapped along Igbodu Isiwo Road in Epe, though there are conflicting reports that they were kidnapped on their farms, which fall under Ogun State.
Two of the women are said to own their own farms, while the third works for them.

The farmers have been identified as Oluwatoyosi Aboderin and Ogechi Maku.
The farm hand was simply identified as Togo.

The baby, according to available information, is the child of Aboderin’s sister.
Information available has it that the Lagos State Police Command has deployed detectives to the area where the women and baby were abducted.

Some suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping.
Determined to check further occurrence of kidnapping in his domain, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has sent radio messages to area commands under his watch to commence the sensitisation of farmers in their jurisdiction about the latest gimmick of kidnappers.
The area commanders are expected to pass the message to the different Divisional Police Officers under them.

Owoseni said: “There are conflicting reports on the exact area where the women were abducted.
“Some people are saying it’s Ogun State, some are saying Lagos State.
“But wherever it happened doesn’t matter to me.

“What matters to me is that some people were kidnapped.
“That’s the paramount thing for me.
“We’re already on the case.”

Culled from: The Eagle Online