Police speak on abducted Lagos fire service chief, others

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, says all hands are on deck to ensure the safe return of the Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Rasaki Musibau, and others abducted in the state on Saturday.

Musibau and six others were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday at about 8.00pm on Iwoye Bridge, on Itoikin-Epe Road.

But speaking to journalists shortly after the state Security Council meeting chaired by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, Muazu said that everything necessary was being done to secure their release.

According to him, security agencies are working round the clock to rescue them safely.

He expressed optimism of positive result soon, but declined to give further details on the ongoing operation to rescue the victims.

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“I confirm that there was incident of kidnapping involving the state Director of Fire Service and all the security agencies in the state are working toward the safe release of the victims.

“For now, this is all I need to reveal about the kidnap, but we are working to ensure their safe return,” the CP said.

Muazu said all security agencies were working seriously to put a stop to a likely return of kidnapping to the state, adding that there was nothing to worry about.

Commenting on the meeting, the CP said that the council also extensively reviewed the security situation in the state.

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He said that the government and security agencies had resolved to beef up security in the state following the renewed wave of crime and to ensure smooth and peaceful transition of government to the incoming administration.

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