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Freshreporters News gathered that at least 20 travellers were kidnapped along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway by some gunmen at about 8 pm on Sunday, 30th of June, 2024 while one of the victims was shot in the knee.

According to a statement by the state public relations officer, Omolola Odutola, on Monday, 1st of July, 2024, no lives were lost during the incident which occurred at about 1910 hours on 30th June, 2024.

The statement reads:

“Following information gathered, an abduction incident occurred near Delabo Junction along the Sagamu/Ijebu-Ode Expressway.

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“A group of unknown armed individuals, without definite number, in their unregistered Venza Toyota car, trailed a man in his Toyota RAV4 Jeep, grey colour with license plate number – Lagos – AGL-16-JE, to a rough patch of the road, and blocked the victim’s vehicle. The criminals fired four rounds of ammunition believed to be from an AK-47 into the driver’s back tyre and another shot into the front tyre. Immediately, the hoodlums alighted from their vehicle forced the driver of the Toyota Rav 4 into their waiting Venza Jeep and sped off towards Ijebu-Ode.

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“During the incident, the hoodlums also shot at a driver, of a Toyota Camry car, black colour, whose name is yet unknown, with license plate number – Lagos – AAA-04-JB, inflicting injury on his left leg as he attempted a U-turn. Additionally, a bus driver travelling from Abuja to Lagos in the Ilisan area was stopped by the criminals who smashed his bus windscreen and collected his mobile phone after warning him to be cautious as he was not their target.

“Other injured driver has been promptly taken to Babcock University Teaching Hospital in Ilisan for treatment and is currently responding to treatment. No lives were lost, but the two vehicles damaged by the fleeing suspects have been recovered and towed to the police station. Further updates will be communicated to members of the public, as the identity of the kidnapped victim is yet unknown.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamatu Mustapha PSC has been briefed, and he has detailed the Anti-Kidnapping unit to take up the investigation.” [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>

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