Motorists, Passengers Panic as Gunmen Kidnap Many on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Several vehicles were reported to have aborted the trips to their various destinations after an unspecified number of motorists were kidnapped by gunmen around Dominion University City of Faith, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident which occurred on Friday was said to have generated tension on the axis.

According to an eyewitness who spoke with news correspondents, nobody could ascertain the number of people kidnapped but three private vehicles were affected.

He listed the affected vehicles as a Jeep, a Toyota Camry car and a Sedan vehicle whose model could not be ascertained, adding that there was fear among motorists and passengers around that spot.

He said, “I can confirm some motorists have just been kidnapped near Dominion University, Ibadan. Many vehicles had to turn back but the road is free as I am talking to you.

“I saw three vehicles with their doors wide open and not a single person was found inside the three vehicles and there is no trace of where they ran to.

“One of the cars smashed its bonnet on the wall while the one behind jammed it from behind but there was no sign of an accident. We are sure it was a case of kidnap because the vehicles were empty.

“At first, we taught it was a robbery but if it was not. We should have seen those that were robbed. There was nobody at the scene when my vehicle got there”, he narrated.

The witness said when they moved away from the scene, they saw some hunters and vigilantes heading towards the place the incident happened.

When contacted, the Amotekun Commandant in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju said he has no information about the latest kidnapping in the state.

He said, “I am not aware of such development. There is no way such a thing would happen and we won’t be informed. Such a thing is strange to me. I will find out and get back to you.”

Meanwhile, the police are yet to react to the development.


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