The Lagos Police Command has reacted to a viral video of a resident of the state who narrated on social media the chilling experience with suspected kidnappers dressed in military uniforms.
HausaToday reports that a viral video capturing a bleeding victim who narrated the failed attempt by uniformed criminals to take his life surfaced on social media on Thursday.
According to the resident who claimed to be a skating coach, he boarded a vehicle at the Lekki-Ikoyi axis of the state unknown to him it was operated by suspected ritualists.
He said, he boarded the bus with eight other passengers who fell alseep, due to a gas sprayed inside the bus.
The 45-year-old victim who claimed to have fortified himself “as an African man” said the criminals subsequently threatened to butcher him since he did not fall asleep like the other passengers.
He noted that all plead to them to cart away his possessions and let him go, fell on deaf ears. “I told them, this is my ATM, you can empty it…but they refused and they said the only place I am going to come down is where they will dagger me and pieces me,” he said.
In the now-viral video, the skate coach said, ”As I got into a bus that called Iyana Oworo, I noticed that there was this weird smell in the bus. Anybody who has been involved in military training or self defense will know gases that knock people off. That was what it was. So I spat in my handkerchief and used it to cover my nose. In about five or then minutes, every other occupants were all asleep asides from the team members who had all brought out their nose masks to cover their nose.”
At this point, their leader, who was in front looked back and when he noticed he wasn’t asleep, he queried him. The victim said it was at this point he knew that the men were kidnappers.
Reacting to the development, the Lagos Police Spokesperson Ben Hundeyin stated that Police was aware of the viral video.
Hundeyin said an in-depth investigation has commenced, and the command will leave no stone unturned toward ensuring the safety and security of all residents and visitors to the state.
“All human, material and operational resources have been duly and optimally deployed to achieve this. We appreciate Lagosians for always saying something when they see something. We encourage more of this. Together, we’ll keep Lagos State safe for all and sundry,” the spokesperson said in a series of tweets.