Kidnappers Did Not Attack My Mother, Soldiers Did- Gov. Ambode.

Lagos State Governor has accused Nigeria Military men for the attack that happened recently at his mother’s house, on Friday, June 3rd.


Gov. Ambode said the soldiers responsible will be fished out and sanctioned.

It was reported, that heavily armed men invaded the governor’s mother’s house on Friday night, at exactly 7:30pm in her home at 24, Oguntona crescent, Gbagada Estate 1. In an attempt to abduct her.

The attackers disarmed Mrs Ambode’s police details in what was described by neighbors as an attempt to kidnap her.

Habib Haruna, Ambode’s Chief press secretary explained that, the incident occurred between the security details of the governor’s mother and “unruly” military personnel attached to Operation Mesa, a petrol team of the Lagos state.

We would like to put on record that the disturbance was not a kidnap attempt on the Governor’s mother as nothing untoward happened to her, Haruna said.

What really transpired was that a man parked his vehicle in front of the residence of the Governor’s mother and the security detail attached to the building asked him not to park there so as not to block the entrance.

The driver was said to have been a Military man in Mufti.

According to the statement:

The man who claimed to be a military personnel was not in uniform as at the time of the unfortunate incident but he insisted on parking in front of the building on the ground that he was a military personnel.

He then went on to invite military personnel attached to Operation MESA to beat Mrs. Ambode’s police details after he was advised not to park his vehicle outside the building.

The attackers fled the scene as police reinforcement arrived and were unable to unmask them.

At the moment, officials of the State Government are taking appropriate steps to sanction the unruly military personnel who joined their colleague to disturb public peace, the statement added.

Spokesperson for Nigerian Army’s 81st division in Lagos state, Kingsley
Samuel was contacted, he said he was unaware of the incident.


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