Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked the Ikorodu area of Lagos State and killed two persons, identified as 59-year-old Suru Arije and 30-year-old Ilufoye Azeez.

It was also gathered that the gunmen also kidnapped a yet-to-be-identified woman during the attack that occurred around 11am on Wednesday in the Alagemo community of Igbelaara, off Ijede road in Ikorodu.

Police sources said that four vigilante members were injured during the attack but noted that the police had begun investigation into the incident.

Also, a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said that she learnt about the incident when “In our community Whatsapp group, I discovered that people started asking if people at Igbelaara were safe.

“After asking around, we learnt that the gunmen attacked the area and killed two people and also kidnapped some persons.

“It happened at Alagemo which is part of Igbelaara, Ijede, in Ikorodu.”

In a video obtained, a male voice was heard raising the alarm about the incident.

The yet-to-be-identified male disclosed that the incident had just happened.
The voice was quoted as saying,
“Kidnapping is happening right now in Igbe-Alagemo. What is all this? They have kidnapped two people. They are in the bush, they are the ones shooting.”

In what indicated that the abducted victim was a female visitor in the area, the male adult was heard asking a motorcycle rider if she knew whom the victim could have come to visit in the area.

The bikeman who confirmed that he brought the woman to the community said he knew who she visited.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident on Thursday said that the incident took place around 11am in the area.

The police spokesperson said, “It happened around 11am. Two persons died, four others were injured, and one woman was kidnapped,” adding that the injured persons were responding to treatment at the clinic.

Hundeyin added, “We have commenced an investigation into the incident. We are on it.”