Lagos police foil kidnap attempt on family of 5
The Lagos State Police Command weekend foiled a kidnap attempt on a family of five.
It was learnt that the gunmen, about nine in number, stormed the Ijon community in Ayobo Ipaja home of one Oluseun Oguyemi, and attempted to kidnap the man, his wife and three children.
The hoodlums were said to have arrived the area in a speed boat and attempted to kidnap the family.
However, their plans were foiled by the police, who, getting wind of the attack, set out to thwart it and arrest the suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who visited the community yesterday, said the police engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel and rescued the wife and children after the husband escaped.
“The kidnappers came in a boat but as they were escaping with their victims the police engaged them in a gun duel for close to four hours and the kidnappers were subdued by the police,” Owoseni said.