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Kidnapped Lebanese Brothers, 2 Others Regain Freedom In Lagos

POLICE authorities in Lagos State today said they have rescued three Fouani brothers whisked away in their boat by gunmen in the nation’s commercial hub.

Five victims in total- three Lebanese, the boat captain, and his assistant, were rescued in the Orugbo Iddo Area in Epe, Lagos, reports Channels TV.


The police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, explained that the victims were rescued last night.

“Our Marine Police with the support of the Nigerian Navy brought them to shore. Thereafter, our tactical team in the area took them home on Banana Island in the early hours of today,” he said.

Hundeyin, however, added that the police were not aware if any ransom was paid and that no suspect had been apprehended in connection with the kidnap.

The three brothers identified as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, were abducted around 6 pm on June 14, in Lagos.

The three brothers were said to have been returning from their factory by boat when they were abducted.

The boat conveying the victims was later recovered by the Police Marine Department in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Saturday. There were reports that the kidnappers established calls with the victim’s family, requesting $1.5m as ransom.

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