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Masked gunmen abduct retired AVM Smith in Ajah area of Lagos

A retired Air Vice Marshal, Sikiru Smith has been abducted by masked gunmen in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Tuesday, The PUNCH reports.

Smith, who was abducted from the site of a dredging company is a cousin to a former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith.

The retired general is the owner of Double Wealth Ventures Limited – a dredging and engineering firm and was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Monday when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically before he was whisked away.

The gunmen were said to have whisked the retired general away in a waiting speedboat and sped away.

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According to an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, the retired AVM engaged in a struggle with the gunmen before he was subdued.

“This is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith. They just abducted him from the site where we were working.

“Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now. They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.

“As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them. Please pass this information. It is an emergency,” Odiji stated in the voice note.

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