Police have confirmed the death of one of its men and one other critically injured during the rescue operation of motorists and commuters abducted at Dominion University axis, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.
ADULAWONEWS gathered that unspecified numbers of travellers were abducted by the gunmen at the scene of the incident.
The travellers were forced to make a detour as gunmen took over the road, forcing the people to abandon their vehicles while scampering for safety.
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An eyewitness account disclosed that the incident was not an armed robbery incident but a pure case of kidnapping.
According to the source, empty vehicles were noticed at the spot of the incident with no passenger inside.
If it was a case of armed robbery, we would have seen the victims but this was not the case at the weekend,” the source said.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso was quoted in a statement saying that a police officer was killed while another one was critically injured during the attack.
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The statement read, “On Friday 28/10/2022 at about 1835HRS, Operatives of the Command attached to Toll-Gate Division received information about sporadic gunshots heard along the Dominion University end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.