A family of five escaped a kidnap attempt by nine gunmen, who arrived the Ijon community, Ayobo Ipaja in a speed boat and stormed their home. The attempt to kidnap one Mr Oluseun Ogunyemi, his wife and their three kids was foiled by the police and the suspects were arrested.
Mr Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner of police, visited the community on monday and said the police engaged in a gun battle with the kidnappers and rescued his wife and their three kids after the husband escaped.
“The kidnappers came in a boat but as they were escaping with their victims the police engaged them in a gun duel for close to four hours and the kidnappers were subdued by the police,” Owoseni said.
Source: Daily Trust.