May 22, 2018

Gunmen in military uniforms kidnaps two in FESTAC

Gunmen in military uniforms kidnaps two in FESTAC

There is tension on E1 Close, 7th Avenue in the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State after gunmen invaded the area and abducted two residents.

The victims are a 26-year-old married woman, Oluchi Jovita, and a 45-year-old man, Remigus Igwe.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the assailants, said to be four men in military uniform, went to the area in a speedboat around 10pm on Thursday.  Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen, who also wore masks, dragged Jovita out of her apartment.

The abductors, who were said to have sneaked into E1 Close through an opening created in a fence, also brought out Igwe, who lived close to Jovita, and whisked away the two victims through a bush path.

Our correspondent was told that the gunmen escaped in a speedboat through the river beside the FESTAC Town link road. PUNCH Metro gathered that the matter was reported at the FESTAC Town Police Division, and operatives went to the scene, where they searched in vain for the abducted residents and the gunmen.

When PUNCH Metro got to the area on Monday, Jovita and Igwe’s apartments were locked. A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen did not shoot in order not to alert anyone, adding that it was the woman’s husband who went to the police station. Read more 

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