The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau and six others were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday night at about 8p.m., on Iwoye Bridge, along the Itoikin-Epe Road, Ikorodu.
Among those kidnapped is the Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chairman of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred while the fire chief and others were returning to Lagos from Epe.
The Nation learnt that the kidnappers had blocked the Itoikin Bridge, ambushing occupants of Sienna, Corolla and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
A resident, who simply gave his name as Segun who called to notify The Nation about the incident around 3pm, said the fire service chief and other people were ordered to alight from their vehicles and were whisked away.
He said the incident occurred in the evening.
“They (the kidnappers) didn’t take anything from the vehicles. The Fire Service Acting Director’s vehicle was there with his phone.
“We saw three vehicles at the spot. We were told that the kidnappers were just stopping vehicles on the road at Ejirin and after occupants of the three vehicles were taken, they hurriedly left the scene,” he said.
He doubted if the kidnappers knew Musibau before abducting him.
“They could have ransacked his vehicle and take his phones away if they knew he is the State Fire Service Acting Director,” he said.
Another resident said the abducted Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chairman of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area drove his boss vehicle.
“The kidnapper may have thought it was the council’s Vice-Chairman, unknowing to them that the person driving the vehicle is the chairman’s aide.
“I think the man took his boss vehicle to a party. He was returning to Ejirin before he was abducted,” he said.
According to him, the kidnappers left two children of some of the women abducted at the scene of the incident.