A developing story on three abducted landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate in Isheri, Lagos, says their kidnappers are asking for N0.9 billion (N900 million) for their release.
However, the police and the residents association chairman, Oni Opeyemi couldn’t confirm it is truth or not. The report by TheNation says Opeyemi and Abdulmajid Ali, assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone II, said they believe the said demand was a rumour.
Opeyemi called for enhanced security in the area due to hordes of militants allegedly in the surrounding creeks.
“This place is very porous and those militants stay in that creek. There are over a thousand of them there. We don’t have pipelines here and so, our fear is that these boys may start going from house to house kidnapping people. There is need for increased security presence. We also want all the miscreants who have no business in this area to be flushed out,” Opeyemi was quoted as saying.
The abducted landlords – Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello and Esang – where part of a team of early morning joggers when the gunmen struck.
By Ola Adeola