Suspected Militants Kidnap Two Children Of Same Parent In Igando, Lagos


Gunmen believed to be militants, Tuesday, night kidnapped two children of same mother at the Igando area of Lagos State.

The children aged six and eight were allegedly whisked away from Ojo Olorunfemi Street while playing with their mates at their residence, 43, Oje Olorunfemi street.

The development came barely two weeks after the traditional ruler of the area was kidnapped and released.

It was suspected that the kidnappers might have been led by a barber on the street, (DeClassic Barbing Salon owner), who has been arrested by policemen in Igando.

Although the kids were yet to be found, a security source told The Nation that five suspects, including two militants were arrested at Igando and Isheri-Osun.

A gateman who gave his name as Oseni said: “We did not hear of any ransom. The thing is that the parents are keeping the whole matter under wrap for their own safety because we are not even sure if it was an organized crime for just kidnapping children. I have been a gateman here for six years now and I have never witnessed any kidnap here.

“This is the first and I hope we never get a repeat. I think the kidnapper took those children through the adjoining gate on the street because if he had taken them through the main street, people would have raised an alarm. Problem is none of us really knows this barber since he just moved into the street not long ago. I know the woman more. She hawks corn in the area.”

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