Is Computer Village Not a Safe Place For Mainlanders?

INSIDEMAINLAND – Tragedy struck on Tuesday, as masked gunmen reportedly abducted a yet-to-be-identified motorist in Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos State.

According to eyewitnesses who shared their accounts of the incident on Twitter, the man was forced out of a black Toyota Corolla he was driving on Medical Road in the area.

According to @girllikehelen, who shared photos of the vehicle, the incident occurred around 8 a.m. in front of the Slot retail shop.

She wrote, “The owner of this car was allegedly kidnapped on Medical Road in Ikeja this morning.  According to my source, the gunmen accosted the owner of the car and asked him to come down from the vehicle; he refused. They pulled out their guns, he refused to alight from the car.

“Then they pulled out a cutlass. He got out of the car and they whisked him away in their vehicle.  The gunmen were six in number and they had masks on.”

@RealMabel99 confirmed this, saying the gunmen used a cutlass on the victim’s leg.

She said, “They later took him, after using a cutlass to cut his leg. I was there. People couldn’t do anything because the men were armed and wore masks. This Lagos is no longer safe. I’m still in shock till now.”

One @NwaoguMarvis, who claimed he usually took the route to work, said he saw a crowd at the scene.

He wrote, “Nowhere is safe in Nigeria anymore. For this to happen at Medical Road at 8 am?”

Another eyewitness, @AmaOmenma, stated that the crowd gathered around the man’s car, which was left behind after he was taken away by the gunmen.

“Everyone was on the run as they were ready to shoot at anyone in sight. Some threw stones at them though but eventually succeeded in bundling him away,” he added.

The Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident.

He said, “I am aware of the situation. It was narrated on social media. We have commenced an investigation; we have leads. But we are not saying much about it so we don’t jeopardize the investigation.”

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