Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode: Traveller said “I started speaking Hausa to them begging them not to kill me”

Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode: Traveller said “I started speaking Hausa to them begging them not to kill me”According to Punch, tragedy happened along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway when gunmen brandishing AK-47 rifles ambushed and kidnapped commuters, killing one and left seven more unaccounted for. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

On Friday night, the event happened on the freeway between the Ilisan, Ceplast industry, and Iperu junction axis.

According to a viral audio recording from one of the victims, who was a driver heading to Lagos, the gunmen ambushed their vehicles, firing indiscriminately before forcefully taking them into the bush.

The victim recounted the harrowing experience, stating that the assailants, who spoke Hausa, demanded money and valuables before releasing him and another driver, while keeping the remaining five hostages.

He said, “This incident happened at past five in the evening, they were armed to the teeth with A.K 47 rifles shooting heavily. They even killed one person who was inside a Lexus car. So, they marched about seven of us inside the bush and when I saw that they were speaking Hausa, I started speaking Hausa to them begging them not to kill me, so they asked if I was a northerner but I said no, that I have once lived in Kebbi and Sokoto.

“They kept taking us further inside the bush, later they asked if I had any money, so I gave them the N103,000 and my phone. There was another driver from the east who said that the kidnappers had collected N120,000 from him just as we were abducted. They later set the two of us free while the other five people abducted were still with them”.

Confirming the incident, SP Omolola Odutola, spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, revealed that the attackers, wielding AK-47 rifles, blocked the expressway and carried out the brazen assault.

The scene of the crime bore evidence of violence, with two vehicles pierced by bullets, including a Lexus Jeep 300 and a Lexus Jeep 350, belonging to Chilaka Lugard and Kingsley Chineme, respectively. Inside one of the vehicles, belongings including cash and iPhones were found, while the body of an unidentified man, shot in the head, was discovered.

Odutola stated that the incident, logged as a case of armed robbery, murder, and kidnapping, occurred around 6:55 pm on May 3. The police, unable to ascertain the exact number of abductees, are actively pursuing the perpetrators, led by Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, who expressed dissatisfaction with the security breach.

Reassuring the public, Odutola affirmed the commitment of law enforcement agencies to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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