Masked Gunmen Storm Computer Village, Abduct Man From His Car
Masked gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a yet-to-be-identified man from his vehicle in Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Naija News understands that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning around 8 am.
The assailants who were said to be about six in number had accosted the victim along medical road in Ikeja.
According to eyewitnesses who narrated the incident on Twitter, the man was forced out of a black Toyota Corolla, which he was driving on Medical Road in the area.
A user, @girllikehelen, who shared photos of the vehicle, said the incident happened in front of the Slot retail shop around 8am.
She wrote, “The owner of this car was allegedly kidnapped on Medical Road in Ikeja this morning. According to my source, the gunmen accosted the owner of the car and asked him to come down from the vehicle; he refused. They pulled out their guns, he refused to alight from the car.
“Then they pulled out a cutlass. He got out of the car and they whisked him away in their vehicle. The gunmen were six in number and they had masks on.”
Another user by the name @RealMabel99 who corroborated the incident said, “They later took him, after using a cutlass to cut his leg. I was there. People couldn’t do anything because the men were armed and wore masks. This Lagos is no longer safe. I’m still in shock till now.”
Confirming the unfortunate occurrence to Punch, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said that they have begun an investigation into the situation.
He said, “I am aware of the situation. It was narrated on social media. We have commenced an investigation; we have leads. But we are not saying much about it so we don’t jeopardize the investigation.”