- According to the Lagos police command, a new den of kidnappers has been found in the state
- The place which was discovered in Ikorodu has been used as a hideout for criminals and arms
- A team of Ikorodu SARS and Volunteer Police led by Superintendent Godfrey Soriweiu made the discovery
On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Lagos state police command announced the discovery of a kidnappers’ hideout in the state.
In the discovered hideout, arms and ammunition, police and military life jackets were found stored for the use of criminals.
Mr Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in Lagos, who confirmed the discovery to newsmen, said that it was found during raids of creeks at Isawo in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
According to Mr Owoseni, the hideout was discovered on Thursday, May 4, by a team of Ikorodu Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Volunteer Police who were led by Superintendent Godfrey Soriweiu.
He said: “In continuation of its onslaught on militants operating from the creeks, Lagos state police command, early Thursday morning raided and recovered seven army and police bullet-proof vests.
“The teams also recovered 8 ballistic helmets and 9 life jackets from a new kidnapper’s hideout in Lagos.
“Other items recovered by the team include a speed boat belonging to the suspected kidnappers."
According to The Guardian, Owoseni said that the team thereafter destroyed the hideout before moving the recovered items out of the location.
“The suspected kidnappers, who were preparing their morning meal, scampered into safety on sighting the special team, abandoning several items."
Meanwhile, an initial panic among residents of Igando in Lagos state on Friday, May 12, later ended in jubilation as men of the Nigeria police rescued a white man.
NAIJ.com reported that after the operation that lasted almost two hours at the kidnapper’s den, officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad and SARS found the white man tied up.
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The operation was carried out by the team led by a chief superintendent of police, Akinade Adejobi, and the second-in-command of the SARS, Amadu Adamu.
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