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Gunmen Shoot One Person, Kidnap Traveller On Sagamu-Benin Expressway

GUNMEN suspected to be kidnappers have shot one person and abducted a traveller at the Delabo axis on the Sagamu-Benin expressway in Ogun State.

Confirming the incident in a statement, on Monday, July 1, 2024, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, said that the incident occurred about 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.


Odutola noted that the gunmen in an unregistered Toyota Venza trailed a man in his Toyota RAV4, marked AGL 16 JE, to a rough portion of the road and blocked his vehicle.

She stated: “The criminals fired four rounds of ammunition believed to be from an AK-47 into the driver’s back tyres and another shot into the front tyres.

“Immediately, the hoodlums alighted from their vehicle and forced the driver of the Toyota RAV4 into their waiting Venza Jeep and sped off towards Ijebu Ode.

“During the incident, the hoodlums also shot at the driver of a black Toyota Camry car marked AAA 04 JB, whose name is yet unknown, 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 windscreen and collected his mobile phone after warning him to be cautious as he was not their target.”

She added that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikenne Division, responded to a distress call on the attack.

The police spokesperson stated that the police patrol team, on arrival at the scene, took the shot person to Babcock University Teaching Hospital in Ilisan for treatment.

According to her, the shot driver of the Toyota Camry was responding to treatment.

Odutola said: “No lives were lost but the vehicles damaged by the suspected criminals 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.”

Odutola stated that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, had been briefed and had ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Unit to take up the investigation.

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