Masked gunmen have abducted Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
General Smith, (retd) who is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited, a dredging and engineering firm is a cousin to former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith.
He was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Monday when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat and sped away after a long struggle with them.
His driver, Corporal Odiji, shared an SOS voice note and narrated what transpired
“This is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith. They just abducted him from the site where we were working. Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now. They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.
“As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them. Please pass this information. It is an emergency.”
The whereabout of the retired General and the masked gunmen are still unknown.