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Gunmen open fire in Ajah area of Lagos, kidnap Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith

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Masked gunmen have reportedly abducted Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), in the Ajah area of Lagos state.

Smith is a cousin to a former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith.

Smith recently advocated for the use of drones in security surveillance and military offensives in the country to curb the use of military jets.

The retired general, who is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited, a dredging and engineering firm, was supervising work on a site in Ajah when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically.

The gunmen forced the retired general into a waiting speedboat and sped away, Punch reported.

The kidnapping happened on Monday.

“This is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith. They just abducted him from the site where we were working,” Odiji stated in the voice note.

“Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now. They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.

“As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them. Please pass this information. It is an emergency.”

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