On Sunday night, around 8 p.m., heavily armed gunmen abducted twenty travelers on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. During the attack, one of the victims was shot in the knee. The incident took place between the Sagamu Area Command of the Nigeria Police and Ilisan township. The Chairman of the Ilisan Development Council, Wemmy Osude, confirmed the event. He mentioned that one of the victims, a resident of Ilisan-Remo, is receiving treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

One Shot, 20 Abducted Along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway

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“News has reached me of a kidnapping incident near the Area Command and Ilisan City Gate. One resident was shot in the knee and is being treated at Babcock Hospital. The other victims were taken into the bush. Please warn your loved ones traveling on that road to be careful,” Osude stated.

Osude further added that he had spoken to the injured resident, who is in stable condition. He also communicated with the Sagamu Area Commander, expressing hope that security forces will rescue the abducted individuals.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident. She mentioned that security has been intensified in the Sagamu area. According to Odutola, the gunmen, driving an unregistered Venza Toyota, trailed a grey Toyota RAV4 Jeep and blocked it on a rough patch of the road. They fired shots, deflating the vehicle’s tires, and forced the driver into their Venza Jeep before speeding off towards Ijebu-Ode.

During the incident, the gunmen also shot the driver of a black Toyota Camry, injuring his leg. A bus driver from Abuja to Lagos was stopped, his windshield smashed, and his mobile phone taken. He was warned to be cautious as he was not their target.

The injured individuals are receiving treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital. Although no lives were lost, the damaged vehicles have been recovered and taken to the police station. The Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, has ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Unit to investigate further. Updates on the situation will be provided as more information becomes available.