Gunmen abduct Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith in Lagos

Masked men on Monday evening kidnapped a former chief of logistics at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Sikiru Smith (rtd) in Lagos.

Smith was reportedly kidnapped at a site in Ajah around Blenco area and taken to a boat which rode towards Ikorodu axis, his driver Corporal Odiji said in a one-minute and four seconds voicenote.

He said, “Good evening house. Please, this is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji, attached to AVM Smith. Oga was just moved from the site we were working. Some gunmen wearing mask just came, pulled him out of the site.

“They shot everywhere and took him away. I was nearby where he asked me to fix his vehicle. I am his driver. As I was coming back, I saw them where they went on a boat through the water. I was not armed. So, I ran to the site and found Oga’s glasses and where he struggled with them before they took him off.

“Please, somebody should pass the message. They went from Blenco area in Ajah and rode towards Ikorodu area on the water.”